The Day The LOLcats Died

Hello internet-black out - Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Protect IP Act (PIPA).

See you in February.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Mriana

    This could write a new chapter in the LOLCats Bible- The Crucifixion of Ceiling Cat. Seriously, I think we should fight this SOPA/PIPA thing tooth and nail (no pun intended).

  • Cuttlefish

    Thanks, pal. (btw, I think you have posted more on your hiatus than I have between semesters. As usual, you do more standing still than I do running.)

    Does make me wish I could play guitar, though…

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/tokenskeptic Kylie Sturgess

      …which promptly leads to the very NEXT post I do (get Bridget’s album – or better yet, I’ll buy it as a present for you) and a desire to write a PROPER blog-post like you do, which requires more thought than just posting a link to things I like. :(

  • F

    After running across the SOPA thing all day at FTB, I have to ask where everyone has been on these issues for the last eight years or so.

    I don’t mean to “dump” this question on this blog in particular, it just happens to be the last encounter I had before I just had to ask. The question is for anyone in the community, not just Kylie Sturgess or other bloggers. I know it doesn’t necessarily fit in with atheist content, but it sure does fit with skeptical, liberal, and political content.

    Copyright, patent, and other things which now fall under “IP” have been messed up since before the internet. These, and the self-defeating lies of “content producers” have grown worse along with the disruptive technologies of the internet. These are probably important things to a lot of people using the net, and they aren’t new. ACTA, SOPA, PIPA are just the latest live incarnations involving legislature, and no one seemed to pay any mind until the “last minute”.

    I don’t particularly expect answers, I just hope more people think about these things, and perhaps act on them, more often.


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