The threat of SOPA & PIPA are over for now, but there's new bill that is gonna be more damaging to the internet if we don't do something about it. It's called ACTA (Anti- Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). For those who don't know, ACTA is, and I quote, "is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement."
"ACTA would establish a new international legal framework that countries can join on a voluntary basis and would create its own governing body outside existing international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or the United Nations. Negotiating countries have described it as a response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." The scope of ACTA includes counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet."
In other words, global censorship of the internet.
Below is a global petition to counteract this plan. Please lend your support and spread the word to others. We all have the right of freedom of speech and expression.