The Internet Has Gone On Strike: Here’s Why!


Strike-paper-newBy: Stephen Crane (Photo: Courtesy SOPAStrike)

If you're reading this today, January 18, you probably already know the internet has decided to go on strike. Websites like Reddit, Imgur, and Wikipedia have all decided to go on strike very publicly against the United States government's proposed laws: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Both of these acts raise very serious concerns about internet security, the need for constant innovation, and even censorship.

To help everyone get a better idea of what's going on with these bills, I have broken it down into individual articles that I hope will make for easy browsing and reading in regards to exactly what PIPA/SOPA are, and why they are not good for our industry and for the internet.

The SOPA/PIPA Timeline

What is in SOPA/PIPA?

What is wrong with SOPA/PIPA?

What can we do about SOPA/PIPA?

Good luck, gamers! Happy reading, and happy gaming! Tomorrow we will be back to our regular schedule with another Thinking Thursday!

About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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