Stop SOPA & PIPA — what can you do?

By Lara Feltin, Biznik Cofounder

Posted Friday, January 20th, 2012

You like Biznik, right? And Facebook and Wikipedia and Twitter, and the myriad of sites where you can share information with your peers, like Instagram and Pinterest and Tumblr? Then you need to help stop SOPA & PIPA (Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect Intellectual Property Act) now.

I’m in favor of curbing online piracy. The SOPA & PIPA bill do more. They allow the blockage of a site even if the supposed copyright infringement is user generated content. Theoretically, you could be shut down for a comment on your blog that violates a copyright. Sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, and Biznik couldn’t exist. Get it? If this bill passes, we’re giving the government the right to shut down sites. It would be the end of the internet as we know it. Not OK.

Still confused? Watch this video by Fight for the Future:

What can you do? You can start by signing one of the myriad of petitions out there. This one was originated by Google:

Don’t let this happen. Stop censorship.