Today is the day of the SOPA protests and many of the most well known and most visited websites all around the world are joining the protests to get the word out there. Basically, there is two new pieces of legislation that are being considered in the US and many people believe that it will actually threaten freedom of speech on the internet. The pieces of legislation have been considered in order to clamp down on piracy when it comes to the internet, but the current protests are in regards to the legislation actually having a negative effect.
There have been quite a few congressmen that are in favour of these pieces of legislation and previously, GoDaddy also said that they were in favour of it. However, it is thought that currently, President Obama is not in favour of the legislation and with the huge protests going on around the world form such a huge number of websites, the legislation will hopefully not be passed.
Here are some of the best SOPA protest pages:
Many people believe that the protests will work whilst others don’t. One thing is certain though and that is that millions of users around the world have already been affected by the protests from these large websites. Millions have complained about the Wikipedia protest including many students.