The vote on the U.S. internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA have both been postponed indefinitely. Waste More Time Online would like to thank all of our readers who contacted their representatives in congress or otherwise took action against these two pieces of Orwellian legislation. We would also like to thank all the other websites that took part in the online protests on January 18, 2012. Although this is a big victory in the fight for a free and uncensored internet, we are quite sure that it isn’t over. Similar bills are bound to surface again in the future. We will update this page if and when any major developments occur.
The following websites are excellent sources of information on internet censorship. We recommend visiting them regularly to stay on top of the latest developments.
Update 2/11/2012: There is internet censorship legislation currently being considered across Europe called ACTA that is very similar SOPA and PIPA. We urge all of our readers in Europe to contact your elected officials. For more information please click this link: http://killacta.org/
Update 4/15/2012: A new piece of legislation with the same basic tenets as SOPA, but with even worse online privacy implications, has surfaced in the United States congress with a new name – CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act). The bill is going to the House the week of April 23rd, 2012. You can contact your representatives by clicking here: eff.org, or here: demandprogress.org. You can also click here: demandprogress.org to sign a petition to ask Facebook to remove its support of CISPA.
Update 5/27/2012: CISPA passed the House on April 26 and is expected to be voted on in the Senate sometime between May 28 and June 1. We urge all of our readers who live in the United States to please contact their senators in opposition to CISPA right away. You can learn more about CISPA on the Cheezburger Network’s Know Your Meme: knowyourmeme.com Fight for the Future and some other advocacy groups have set up a dedicated website to help you contact your Senators called Privacy is Awesome: privacyisawesome.com