SOPA = PIPA = ACTA = Censorship!
Paris, January 18th, 2012 - La Quadrature du Net's website has gone dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA) discussed in the US Congress1, as well as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), currently debated in the European Parliament2.
These initiatives amount to a global attempt to censor the Internet in the name of copyright. They will inevitably lead to policies that deeply undermine freedom of speech, privacy, innovation and competition online3.
As citizens, we must urge our elected representatives to oppose these illegitimate and dangerous laws.
More about SOPA (Wikipedia), PIPA (Wikipedia), and ACTA (video).