Thursday, 19 January 2012

Censoring the Internet: SOPA Stopping Online Piracy

You have probably seen the blacking out of Wikipedia and other sites on the internet this week and wonder what it is all about. Many of you may be wondering what everyone is objecting to, what SOPA is and what has this got to do with Ireland. This new proposed regulation if passed will affect how you use the internet and the following articles are included to highlight what this could mean and to encourage classroom debate and discussion.

Click the links to further your knowledge below.

Wikiout! English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout

Uploaded by on 17 Jan 2012

Here are thoughts from one of the co-founders of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, who criticises the Sopa bill on CNN as the wrong way to stop internet piracy.

Wikipedia founder: SOPA bad for Internet 

 Published on 17 Jan 2012 by


Here is an interview with Alexis Ohanian , co-founder of Reddit who also shut down their website in protest to the bill.


[SOPA] - Reddit Founder talking about SOPA/PIPA - Jan 18th, 2012 

 Uploaded by on 18 Jan 2012

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