EPL Talk Is Going Dark To Protest SOPA and PIPA
In protest against proposed legislation in the House and Senate that threatens to seriously damage the free and open Internet, EPL Talk will go dark today between 8am and 8pm ET. The same applies to our Twitter news stream.
EPL Talk will be joining thousands of websites across the Internet tomorrow in an anti-SOPA blackout. The proposed legislation in the US — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the US House Of Representatives, and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the US Senate — threaten privacy and free speech online. For a detailed technical overview of SOPA and PIPA, read this post on Reddit.
The SOPA and PIPA legislation has important implications for soccer blogs and soccer fans, especially those (like this one) that link to videos of goal highlights. If the laws are passed, it could make it very easy for rights owners to shut down websites like this one and others. Watch the above video to learn more.