Stop Online Piracy Act
The Senate was supposed to hold a key vote this week on a bill that would crack down on pirated content on the Internet. Despite a giant web protest that bumped the current legislation offline, its supporters vow to push on.
The hacker group that calls itself ‘Anonymous’ has a new target as it fights the federal shutdown of the file sharing site Megaupload, and the push to give the US government authority to crack down on copyright infringement online.
In protest of two bills in Congress that would aggressively crack down on illegal Internet content, Wikipedia is offline today. But it’s far from the only site speaking out over free speech concerns. That appears to be having an impact on Capitol Hill.