Sunday, December 18, 2011

Everybody Hates SOPA (Updated)

The current bill called the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) has achieved something that politicians dream of: it has created a massive consensus of all sorts of disparate people groups.  Unfortunately for the creators of the bill (though fortunately for folks who don't like the idea of online censorship, much less giving the government vaguely defined and overly broad powers to swoop all over cyberspace and shut down websites), the consensus is that, from engineers to journalists, everybody hates this thing.  

UPDATES: Boing Boing is taking no prisoners.  Absolutely none at all.  Irate mockery is something I believe in.  I didn't really need more evidence that plenty of people in Congress are as dim and toxic as CFL bulbs, but they always seem to offer more infuriating/terrifying proof.

OK, read this appeal from the actual inventors of the Internet and watch this:

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