By now, you have probably heard of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) that a bunch of bureaucrats in the US congress and senate are trying to pass on behalf of their corporate masters. If you haven’t, you can learn more about it here. This isn’t simply a US issue: the web just doesn’t stop at a country’s borders. If these two bills were to pass on the 24th of January, their effect would have far reaching consequences all around the world.
So if you care about keeping the web a place where true freedom of expression is still possible, please take action by either writing your congressmen if you are a US citizen, or raising awareness about it if you are not.