SOPA Blackout and Why the Internet is Angry

Unless you’ve been locked in a dark room playing Skyrim shouting “Fus Ro Dah” repeatedly for the last few weeks, you will know that SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is the talk of the internet at the moment. The global online community have gathered together to fight the controversial act that seems intent on following the political trend of criminalising modern society.

The bill, introduced in the United States House of Representatives last autumn by Texas Republican Lamar Smith (who seemingly breaks his own rules), is already is losing the support of many of the game industry companies its supposed to protect as they fear becoming the bad guy, with people joining together on social media websites to make their voices heard loud and clear.

If passed, the bill would allow the American government and individual copyright holders to take legal action against websites that facilitate piracy, and this does not just mean the Pirate Bay’s of the world, but even a site such as This Is M...

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