about SOPA and PIPAEdit
SOPA is short for stop online piracy act. and PIPA means protect IP act.these acts are opposed by many and some sites have been blacked out.many wikis have been blacked out too.SOPA and PIPA represent 2 bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively.these bills are supposed to stop copyright infringment by foreign websites.what will really happen is that it will infringe free expression while harming the internet.this cannot be good.to learn more go to:iplaw.wikia.com. to take action go to:http://iplaw.wikia.com/wiki/Take_Action_Now.
how it will affect youEdit
it will make all websites have to scan everything a person posts,edits,and other things.this will mean longer editing and stuff on wikia.this will be an unpleasant experiance for the user.
what it effects nowEdit
- More than 10,000 people have commented on the Wikimedia Foundation's blog post announcing the blackout. We have not done a content analysis, but at-a-glance it looks like the overwhelming majority support the blackout;
- Almost immediately after the blackout launched, it became a trending topic on Twitter, globally, with hashtags including #factswithoutwikipedia, #SOPAstrike and #wikipediablackout. Trendistic says at one point, #wikipediablackout constituted 1% of all tweets, and Hotspots shows that SOPA has accounted for a quarter-million tweets hourly since the blackout began;
- Google News contains 7,200 articles on the blackout;