Fade to Black: These Awful Internet Censorship Bills Are Still A Thing!

Is there a naked lady behind this box? You'll never know!

Today's the big Stop SOPA/PIPA blackout day, where many popular websites are "going dark" to raise awareness of the dangers of the two Internet censorship bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, respectively. The Arkansas Project is not going dark, since this site is not and has never been popular. However, I did install that obnoxious pop-up window you might have seen when you clicked over here. Fear not, it's just for one day. But I am doing my part to raise awareness, … [Read more...]

Someone Drive a Stake Through Heart of the SOPA Internet Censorship Bill, Now! (Updated!)

Booooooo, SOPA!

I've written previously about my distaste for the Congressional Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Blecch, this SOPA thing—just rotten. It's a heavy-handed power grab stemming from an unholy alliance between the federal government and big media conglomerates to assert greater authority over the Internet, in the name of copyright protection. But as we've seen, it's rife with potential for abuse. This lamentable bill is co-sponsored in the House of Representatives by Rep. Tim Griffin, the … [Read more...]

Everybody Hates The Rotten SOPA Internet Censorship Bill! (Updated!)

PROTECT IP/SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. There they are, your United States Congress, and they are going to stop online piracy NOW! Ah, and yet...The terrible Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is lurking in the U.S. House of Representatives, and its Senate companion, the also terrible PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011) is sneaking through the upper chamber. This is happening in … [Read more...]