The protest against Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) has come and gone, but the fight is just getting started. Proponents of SOPA, a legislative proposal thought to be dead by those opposing it, have promised to make another pass at making it the law of the land, and PIPA is due for a test vote on January 24. This thing is just getting started.
If you have been living under a pebble and have no idea what SOPA and PIPA mean, watch this video.
Many prominent online properties participated in the protest. The slideshow below shows what the front page of some of those websites looked like yesterday.
Though the protest has ended, the fight is just getting started. Here is how you can help: If you have not called or emailed your congressman or congresswoman already, please do so now. And if you want to know where your representative stands on either proposed law, view this SOPA map and this PIPA map. It may just get to the point where recall elections have to be organized against supporters of these proposed bills. That might be the most pointed method of driving the point home. A luta continua.
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