Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Internet Protocol Act (PIPA) and now Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Europe, are all over internet these days. Users’ favorite companies like Google and Wikipedia are protesting against them, because they believe that these acts are like a lock on your mouth, they will take away your “right to say”. On the other hand, companies like Warner Brothers and other production houses say that government should hold the ultimate power to stop any website at anytime so their content is not distributed through piracy.
To some extent both of the parties are right, but both of them want the ultimate authority to nail down the other. With proper planning, there can be a solution but the outrage SOPA and PIPA have generated, it seems clear that they are not a solution.
While the battle is on between the internet users and government, I made a collection of protest designs which were made recently. It should be a good inspiration.