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They Can Take Our Lives, But They’ll Never Take Our Wikipedia

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The internet is trying to tell you something today, January 18th, about two bills in Congress (SOPA and PIPA).

Check out Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, or a wide range of sites that are participating in a protest in response to concerns over the future of the open web.

LaxAllStars is a byproduct of the internet age, along with the idea that a core pillar of the web is open expression and sharing of information and ideas. In our opinion, if these bills were to pass it would put future like-minded entrepreneurs in jeopardy.

But hey that’s just like, our opinion, man.

Take a minute today to get informed on the issues and make up your own mind. Al Gore invented this series of tubes a while back that could be helpful if you’re looking for a way to easily access information.

Suggested reading:

Google’s blackout  & an overview of their stance on the issue

Wikipedia blackout

Legal Analysis of PIPA

Yesterday, 110 law professors and 22 major websites including Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, and Ebay signed a letter expressing their concerns.

…And if none of that seems interesting, check out The Oatmeal’s entertaining Oprah on a jet ski with Jesus GIF explaining SOPA

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Ryan Craven is a Co-Founder of Lax All Stars and has taken his passion for lacrosse from coast to coast and back again. Contact him at ryan@lacrosseallstars.com

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