The SOPA/PIPA blackout on TruTower has ended, but the fight to keep the internet open and free continues. Legislation like SOPA and PIPA threatens sites such as TruTower, Google, Wikipedia, and countless others, not only in the USA, but around the world.
SOPA and PIPA adoption in the US would not only cripple the vital sharing of information, it would also inevitably and eventually lead many of the other countries around the world to adopt similar laws of their own. This would be catastrophic for the freedoms of all humanity.
Hopefully we won’t see anymore laws like SOPA or PIPA, but if we do, here’s hoping the internet can once again come together and maintain the freedoms and flexibility that we have online without the fear of governments attempting to control the very voices we use to speak out.
To find out what you can do to stop SOPA-like behavior, visit www.GlobalVoicesOnline.org.