Taking SOPA/PIPA to the streets: Protests on for SF, NYC
The anti-SOPA and PIPA demonstrations don't stop with site-wide blackouts planned for Wednesday by a number of web giants. People also have plans to meet up in real life and take the protest to the streets in cities such as San Francisco, New York and Seattle.
San Francisco City Hall
A number of tech industry companies and organizations are taking to the web to protest the proposed anti-piracy legislation in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA.) But the demonstrations don’t stop with site-wide blackouts planned for Wednesday by a number of web giants including Wikipedia, Scribd, Reddit and others: People also have plans to meet up in real life and take the protest to the streets.
In San Francisco, an anti-SOPA and PIPA rally is planned for 12:00pm PT in the Civic Center, where the city’s government offices are located. Venture capitalist Ron Conway is scheduled to speak at the rally, and a number of tech industry groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Hackers & Founders, and SV NewTech are organizing the event. More information is here.
In New York City, an anti-SOPA and PIPA meetup is scheduled to begin at 12:30pm ET outside the offices of Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at 780 Third Ave. The event is organized by NY Tech Meetup. More information is here.
In Seattle, three separate events are being planned by a group called Seattle Against SOPA. All meetups will begin at 11:30am PT. More information can be found here.
If you know of any other anti-SOPA and PIPA rallies planned for meatspace, please weigh in using the comments.