I’m not going to take credit for this idea – as surely someone else had to think of it before me…but it hit me. There is an easy way to kill SOPA dead, and I’m surprised Google/YouTube hadn’t done it yet. As we know, the media is doing a piss-poor job of informing users on SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act that TheBlackScorpion brought to your attention a couple of days ago. Its meant to stop piracy – which I do encourage – problem is, it is way too broad and gives pretty much all control to businesses. If EA wants, they can shut down this site, and any other sites. A ton of sites are at risk – any sharing media, various Youtubers, etc. I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it to you to research.
Anyhow, as I mentioned, the way to stop SOPA….It’s simple.
We, uh, kill the Batman. We need to get Google’s attention and have them shut down Google as well as YouTube for 24 hours or a short period of time. Have them post a letter or the above video instead…It would get everyone’s attention, the media would HAVE to talk about it, and people could then be informed and hopefully rally to insta-kill the idea. But in order to do this, we need your help…Pass this message on to your friends, post on forums, youtube comments – let’s get Google to do this, and do all we can to squash this bill dead.