Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/19/12

In the past few weeks, I’ve embedded several videos featuring high flying, exciting, jaw dropping NBA highlights.  In the post I have scheduled for later today, I have embedded some NFL highlight footage.  In fact, the contributors here often bring you video and/or audio content from around the internet, be it something cool we saw on twitter, a link someone sent in, or something we just happened across in our daily perusing of the interwebs.  Next week, the Senate will vote on PIPA, or the PROTECT IP Act.  A similar bill, SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is making its way through the House of Representatives.  If these bills are to pass as is, much of what we do here, and much of what every place on the internet you like to frequent does, would violate federal law.  The consequences for that are dire.  Search engines could be forced to not index our site, which means no Google or Bing searches will return results that include our site.  Our site could be removed from the Domain Name System, which means when you type in “www.thevictoryformation.com” in your address bar, nothing is returned.  Yesterday, Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, and other sites either blacked themselves out, or offered a similar form of protest against SOPA.  Since Thursdays are my day in the rotation, and not Wednesdays (seriously, couldn’t Wikipedia, Google, and Reddit have consulted me before planning the date for their blackouts?), I thought I’d take the space Dave has so graciously given me, and preach for a moment.  Here’s a good explanation of both bills, with a little background, and what all of this means to every one of us.  Thanks to @jose3030 for the tip on the video.  If you haven’t already, please contact your Senator and Representative to let them know that these bills aren’t in the best interest of anyone.  This isn’t a partisan thing.  This isn’t an ideological thing.  This is an American thing.



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