The internet we know and love is at risk
It’s been blogged already by Alex Fowler — and it’s inescapable if you visit mozilla.org, about:home in Firefox, or mozilla.org/Firefox today — but Mozilla is definitely making its thoughts known about the Stop Online Piracy Act (which would actually do nothing at all of the sort), so I wanted to expand a bit on what we’re doing.
Mozilla’s efforts so far have had two main thrusts:
1) The joint letter we signed and sent to Congress (and published in some newspapers) with Google, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, eBay, LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Zynga.
2) Participation in today’s Day of Action (timed to coincide with hearings on SOPA in the US House). You can see the Mozilla hub for that at www.mozilla.org/SOPA, as well as the banners across our site. Huge kudos to the team that spun it all up in such a short time! This is also being promoted in today’s Firefox & You newsletter, as well as in an email from Mark Surman to the Mozilla list today. If you live in the US, please make sure to participate!
And it’s important to note that we are most definitely not done with SOPA after today. Please sign up to make sure you’re notified about future actions on this issue here.
But what those future efforts will look like is still very much up in the air. Have thoughts on what you’d like to see? Please share ’em!