Understanding PIPA / SOPA & Why You Should Be Concerned
I went on a Twitter rant today, breaking down what these two bills mean, not just for the average citizen, but for independent bloggers and writers. It’s via Twitter, so you’ll have to read it from the bottom up.
So where do we stand today and what can we do about it? via VentureBeat.com:
The House has pushed back all markup (debate, amendments, rewrites) for SOPA until February. We don’t have an official date for when a vote will take place on SOPA beyond that. PIPA, on the other hand, will be sent to the Senate floor for a vote on Jan. 24.
The best way to make an impact regarding the future of SOPA and PIPA is to contact your local congressperson, as VentureBeat’s Jolie O’Dell previously outlined. Taking our own advice, we also decided to call Congress in this week’s VB Weekly webcast.