Last week, when Myles asked the team if we planned to blackout Shelby.tv today, I was proud when everyone around the table said “F*** yeah."
By now, we’ve all heard about SOPA (booooooooo!). Shelby.tv is joining sites such as Wikipedia and Reddit to protest this dangerous bill, and will go dark tomorrow (January 18th) to show just how sad the web would look under SOPA. (And a world without Shelby is a sad, sad world.)
If SOPA passes, the U.S. Department of Justice and copyright holders could seek court orders against websites that host or link to user-uploaded content that potentially infringes on copyrights, and block those sites from search engine results, ad networks, and more. The bill would also make unauthorized copyrighted content streaming (such as video playback) a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
If you haven’t done so already, contact your representatives and ask them to keep the web open. Don’t wait any longer.