The Day The LOLcats Died, A Song Against SOPA

Today people take to the streets and black out the web to protest unfair piracy legislation. To the tune of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ they’ll be singing:
 “Why, why are laws a thing you can buy? / They got paid off, should be laid off, re-election denied / Our web means more than lawyers, lobbies and lies / So speak up before the internet dies / Speak up before the internet dies”.

Created by comedy team LaughPong, the video is silly enough to go viral but simple enough to make a difference. It urges viewers to fight back against SOPA/PIPA by finding their senators’ phone number at Cheezburger’s and telling them how they feel. Do it now, save the precious LOLcats.

For more serious TechCrunch coverage of SOPA / PIPA:

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian On SOPA: “The Fight Isn’t Over”

Yes, Google Will Protest SOPA On Its Homepage

Wikipedia Will Go Dark On January 18 To Protest SOPA And PIPA

SOPA Supporters On The Run

and Reddit’s excellent primer on what SOPA and PIPA are and why they must be stopped.