Today, taking a break from hurling racist slurs and GIFs at one another, the internet is taking a symbolic stand against SOPA and PIPA — two awful laws that would ruin the web. Behold the blackout rebellion.
Giants like Reddit and Wikipedia (plus The Oatmeal’s excellent animated approach) are taking part in the blackout day to show what a post-SOPA internet would look like: barren, bleak and dark. These laws have the potential to permanently destroy fixtures of the web and stifle The Next Great Site. So after you check out these acts of solidarity and dissent, do something real: find your elected officials, and give them a call and a piece of your mind. If we don’t do anything, MPAA and the rest of the content money warlords win.