Season 4 Episode 35 :: Microsode – Internet Blackout with SOPA and PIPA
Today, January 18th, 2012, many of the biggest, most important sites on the Internet have blacked out in protest against two dangerously ignorant pieces of American legislation which could destroy the Web as we know it. Instead of blacking out, we’re doing what we do best, speaking out.
Join Cap, Hex, our sci-tech correspondent, Jon and Geek Cr3d writer, Jessica for a discussion about what SOPA and PIPA could mean for the internet and even Nerdy Show. Hint: it’s bleak. What’s more, rumors of their death have so far been greatly exaggerated – there’s still a fight to be fought. If you haven’t gotten the lowdown on this legislation yet, now is the time, and if your well-informed stoke your rebellious fire along with us. Thanks to deadalready for requesting this very poignant microsode.
UPDATE: Our pal Adam WarRock decided to throw in his two cents with this aptly named track. This episode’s release and this track passed like two silent boats in the night, or it would have made it on here, so this is our chance to throw it on! Enjoy!
- Wake Up (It’s 1984) :: Oingo Boingo
- Fuck the MPAA :: Futuristic Sex Robots
- Protest here (US & International)
- Vote For the Net
- The Anti-SOPA League for Gamers
- Demand Progress
- The WordPress SOPA Blackout plugin
- The DeSOPA Firefox Add-on
- Environment America
- Geek Cr3d: Hacking a Hackerspace – Introducing Dweeb Den
- Geek Cred: Hacking a Hackerspace – Choosing a Name
- The SOPA discussion on the Nerdy Forums
- An intro to SOPA-chan and Clerk-chan
- MSNBC debate between NBC Exec VP & Reddit Founder
- “Dear Congress, It’s No Longer OK To Not Know How The Internet Works”
- Stats on social media response to the bill
- Bruce Sterling’s article
- Adam WarRock’s “Fuck SOPA”