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 http://bit.ly/lifeaftersopa and telling them how they feel. Do it now, save the precious LOLcats.
For more serious TechCrunch coverage of SOPA / PIPA:
and Reddit’s excellent primer on what SOPA and PIPA are and why they must be stopped.