Clay Shirky

What Is This SOPA Business? And Why’s Everyone Talking About it?

Posted on 01/19/2012 by |General News | Comments

TechnologyIf you watched the news, or tried to Google something yesterday, you inevitably come across something about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). There was a black out – a form of protest that was started by Redd.it, the social news website where users share links to interesting stories and content, and supported by Wikipedia. Websites quite literally shut down, they turned off the internet!! Not really, but the black out was a way of protesting Congress’ proposed legislation to deal …