SOPA & PIPA & the end of the Internet as we know it

Today is, apparently, the day for protesting the SOPA and PIPA legislation that are wending their way through the US legislation like a pig through the digestive system of a python. (Yes, we know SOPA has been taken off the table for now, but that doesn’t mean it can’t come back, and it would be wishful thinking to belive we’d seen the last of it.)

Since the Bureau is primarily in the business of dissemination of information we’re all very much against such legislation and, while we haven’t actually blacked out our own site (it’s plenty black already, amiright?) we’d like to point out some of the better SOPA/PIPA protests we’ve come across today.

Please add your own examples in the comments. We’ll edit the original article to include any particularly good ones (giving credit where credit is due, of course).*

Wikipedia
Something Positive
Questionable Content
Reddit
Extra Credits
Google Home Page
Wired

4 replies on “SOPA & PIPA & the end of the Internet as we know it”

  1. My understanding is that SOPA is not off the table, although that is how some politicians are describing it. More accurately, it has been tabled to “rework” some of the most objectionable components, but not all of them. Expect a return in the not too distant future, possibly under a new name to avoid “bad press.”

  2. Hitch says:

    I was basing that statement on this information:
    http://www.examiner.com/computers-in-denver/house-kills-sopa

    regardless, it’s not truly dead, or there would be no reason to continue protesting.

  3. Fez says:

    Some have gone with a more mocking tone…

    Fark

    The Daily WTF

    Or a nice animated gif…
    The Oatmeal

    And here’s my punny contribution.

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