I love that Daniel (the narrator guy) starts the video by saying that Extra Credits is a bit late on the whole SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) & PIPA (Protect IP Act) debate. That saves me the trouble of having to say it myself.
So, yes, the furor has died down, Wikipedia is back up and SOPA has been shelved. Still, a lot of us (myself included) still do not know the particulars of the bills and just how close we came to one of the largest legislative cluster-you-know-whats in U.S. history.
I guess that's where a well-produced and cleverly edited video comes in handy to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about SOPA ad PIPA—what was good, what was bad and what to keep an eye out for in the future should these bills be revived.
After watching this video you are sure to be left in disbelief but I assure you that this was what the government was ready to pass. And pass right under our noses.
Source: Extra Credits on Blip
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