As you know, Wikipedia, Reddit and a few other sites are completely blacked out today, and many other sites are protesting in other ways. For example, if you head over to Google, you’ll find the logo has a big black box over it. Click it and you’ll be taken to an infographic laying out how everybody from tech professionals to ordinary Americans have raised objections to the idea of private corporations being handed the right to kill a website anytime they feel like it like with absolutely no due process or any sort of recourse for the website owner.
How does the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) feel about these protests?
We wish we were joking when we say this, but we’re not: They think it’s an “abuse of power.”
We’ve taken the liberty of offering a few rebuttals to their self-pitying statements below…
“Only days after the White House and chief sponsors of the legislation responded to the major concern expressed by opponents and then called for all parties to work cooperatively together, some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users.”
“or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.”