What is SOPA?

If you’ve never heard of SOPA before, chances are you have today.

There’s been a lot of buzz in the tech industry about this bill and what it will mean for us if it is approved. ┬áSome very popular and influential sites, like Reddit and Wikipedia, have joined in on the anti-SOPA protest by blacking out their websites. Google has put up a censored version of their logo.

So what exactly is SOPA? Before you make a decision one way or another, here are some helpful resources to get you started.

 

Click here for a video from CNN on Monday on what SOPA is and who it targets.

Here’s Ragan’s PR Daily on what SOPA means for PR pros.

And, although Wikipedia went dark today, they kept their SOPA page visible.

And here’s how to have your say on it: ┬áVisit the US House of Representatives website and click on the Representatives tab located on the top left of the homepage. Then enter your ZIP code where it says Find Your Representative on the top right hand corner.

Once you figure out who your Rep. is, fill out the contact form and write them a personal letter. Make it short, sweet and state your opinion.

This bill could very well affect the entire way of how we use the Internet. Get informed and take a stance!

 

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