Today is a small victory. Major players including Google, Wikipedia, Wired.com, and Reddit have all decided they would rather make a stand against the SOPA bill than continue operating normally today. The recording industry threw a curveball with this crushing bill and I think the Internet has become a somewhat united front against it.
Yet, something was recently brought to my attention - what ever happened to the Occupy Movement? A quick look on HuffPo revealed that the movement wasn’t in the past – its happening right now. Even though I’m still ambivalent on all the finer points of the movement, I’m still proud of the people willing to take a stand. It’s sad that news media can’t cover both events so that neither is trivialized. So this is my reminder. SOPA is vitally important. I plan on making the online industry my future – I don’t want it to change. But I also think that people should remember the other ways people are taking a stand today.