Eye on Current Events: PIPA and SOPA

The battle of old versus new media?

As many of you surfed the internet today, January 18th, you may have noticed that sites like Google, Wikipedia, and WordPress, among others, went black in protest of PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), legislation that many argue may actually threaten access to information and other user-created materials (like the videos on youtube) on the internet while attempting to stop piracy.

 

To learn more about PIPA and SOPA, check out this article from The New York Times today, or this post on Mashable.

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