WATCH: SOPA Cleans Up the Internet for Hollywood [Saunders Cartoon]


Congress will resume the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) hearings after the holidays. This legislation, backed by Hollywood, the music industry and the US Chamber of Commerce, would give them the power to disappear websites they don’t like, without due process, effectively censoring the internet. Read more and learn what you can do to stop the bill at the Electronic Frontier Foundation website. The animation, as always, was written, animated and acted by Zina Saunders.

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