If your favorite website is not available today, if you can't share images on twitter because Twitpic is not available, or can't satiate your curiosity because Wikipedia has gone dark it is because of SOPA. That is but a taste of what could happen if SOPA ever passed. Even though SOPA has gone away, at least for now, many major websites and blogs have selected today as a day to go fully dark in protest.
Instead of going dark we decided to share this video created by Kirby Ferguson, of Everything Is A Remix fame, as it clearly explains PIPA, the Senate's version of SOPA, and presents the repercussions.
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