January 22, 2022

Fast Facts: "A SOPA/PIPA Blackout Explainer" & ALA's SOPA, PIPA, and OPEN Quick Reference Guide

UPDATE: ALA applauds Internet blackout in opposition to PIPA, SOPA

From a Threat Level (Wired.com) Post by David Kravets:

Here’s an explainer of the basics of the bills, the protests and how you make your voice heard.

Here are the Questions the Author Asks and Answers:

1. What prompted the protest?

2. Why are these bills on the table?

3. What’s the status of the bills?

4. Who’s sponsored these measures?

5. What can you do?

Read the Complete Post

See Also: PIPA, SOPA and OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide (via ALA’s Washington Office)

See Also: January 17, 2012 Statement by House Judiciary Chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
“Stop Online Piracy Act Markup to Resume in February”

See Also: OpenDNS To Participate in Anti-SOPA Protests

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.