Internet Defense League launching today

Attention webizens… today is the launch that the Internet Defense League. In their own words: “When the internet’s in danger and we need millions of people to act, the League will ask its members to broadcast an action. (Say, a prominent message asking everyone to call their elected leaders.) With the combined reach of our websites and social networks, we can be massively more effective than any one organization.”

We get SOPA and PIPA… but what the heck is ACTA?

Last week, the internet spoke out against the SOPA and PIPA legislation in Congress. The result was that both bills were shelved for the time being. But since then, something new has popped up on the techie radar.

SOPA Blackout: The Aftermath

In the wake of SOPA Blackout Day, we’ve seen once again the dangers of angering the interwebz. We’ve also sent a very loud message that those of of who grew up in the age of computers and social media will not stand by and let clueless politicians destroy what we’ve had a hand in building.

Anti-SOPA is not Pro-piracy

Opposition of the SOPA legislation has become a lot more vocal over the past week or so… largely owing to the upcoming SOPA Blackout Day on January 18. At the same time, I’ve noticed a trend. People who oppose SOPA are being accused of wanting to protect piracy.

Anti-SOPA tools for webmasters and users alike

As more and more internet users get involved in the SOPA/PIPA debate, more and more tools have been developed by the techies among us to show just how serious we are about keeping our internet free. Everything from plugins to directories to mobile apps have launched in recent weeks. Here are just a few of them.

Websites Confirmed for the Jan 18 Blackout Protesting SOPA

For those keeping up with tech news, the internet is gearing up for a fight. Beginning with, serveral sites have pledged to go dark on January 18 in protest of SOPA and PIPA, the internet blacklist legislation currently making there way through Congress.

Don’t forget about PIPA

There’s a huge amount of opposition for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from the public, which has resulted in delays of voting, numerous amendments, and a lengthy hearing process. All of which is good, because SOPA is an awful piece of legislation.

Support internet freedom. Oppose PIPA and SOPA.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, if you’re in the tech industry odds are you’ve heard of PIPA and SOPA, currently making their way through the Senate and the House, respectively.

Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer