If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our video explaining what SOPA and PIPA are and why you should care about these bills:
Pass the video on to all of your friends so we can fight SOPA/PIPA together! Even if you aren’t from the United States, these potential laws affect you; they affect every Internet user.
The best way to fight SOPA/PIPA is to contact representatives from your state and voice your opinions. You can find contact information at house.gov.
If you want to read more about SOPA and PIPA, we recommend the following posts here at BlogWorld and on other blogs:
- Why SOPA Scares the You-Know-What Out of Me
- A Huge List of Companies Supporting SOPA (some of these companies have since pulled their support, while others have not)
- How SOPA/PIPA Can Affect You
- Don’t Break the Internet
Updated to add: There’s a really awesome post called SOPA for Dummies: A Simple Explanation of the Truth by Paul Nyhart over at The Jace Hall Show that I highly recommend checking out, especially if you want to understand why Internet users scare the pants off of Hollywood executives.
I also recommend checking out 25 Brilliant Bloggers Talk about SOPA, where you’ll find even more links, and though I’m not a lawyer, if you have questions or comments, feel free to find me on Twitter (@allison_boyer) and I’ll do my best to answer you or direct you to someone who can.
For those of you asking, you can change your social media avatars to ad a Stop SOPA band (or choose one of the other designs) at BlackoutSOPA.
The people who took part in the above SOPA video, along with links to their sites:
- Chad Vader (Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda) from Blame Society Productions (visit their YouTube channel here)
- Jim Sterling, Reviews Editor for Destructiod and Host of Jimquisition on The Escapist
- Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network
- Rick Calvert, Co-Founger of BlogWorld Expo
- Andy Hayes, Managing Director of Travel Online Partners and Managing Editor of Sharing Travel Experiences
- Jenny Lawson from The Bloggess and Author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
- Chris Ducker, Founder of Live2Sell Group, Virtual Staff Finder and YourWebPA and Blogger at Virtual Business Lifestyle
- Andrea Vahl as Grandma Mary, Community Manager for Social Media Examiner
- Courtney and Adam Baker (and Milligan) from Courtney Baker Studios and Man Vs. Debt
- Jessica Gottlieb, Mom Blogger from JessicaGottlieb.com and Featured Panelist at Momversation.com
Music in this video by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
SPECIAL THANKS to the following people who also helped me make this video and supported this project: Del Williams from Del Williams Media, BlogWorld co-founder Dave Cynkin, BlogWorld community manager Deb Ng from Kommein, BlogWorld blogger Julie Bonner from Toy Xplosion, the guys from The Jace Hall Show, and a million other people that I’m probably forgetting but who are equally awesome.