Tweets by @Stanford_Daily

RT @StanfordSports: Our recap of Stanford's 45-0 win. Key takeways: McCaffrey has a bright future and the O-line still needs to gel http://…: 1 day ago, The Stanford Daily
RT @StanfordSports: And that's the ballgame. Stanford routs UC-Davis 45-0.: 1 day ago, The Stanford Daily
Suspect "described as a white male adult, in his 30's, approx. 5' 7" and 140 lbs., fit build with short brown hair and wearing black shorts": 2 days ago, The Stanford Daily
Alert: "A female adult reported that she was...struck from behind with an unknown object that she believed to be a stick.": 2 days ago, The Stanford Daily
AlertSU system reporting a physical assault nearby Palm Drive and Campus Drive at 9:11 p.m.: 2 days ago, The Stanford Daily

Stanford CIS joins SOPA, PIPA blackout

 

Many popular websites–Wikipedia, Reddit and Imgur to name a few–blacked out their websites yesterday as part of a protest movement against the Stop Online Piracy Act, commonly referred to as SOPA, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, also known as PROTECT IP or PIPA. These bills are currently in Congress, and many in the tech community feel they amount to censorship of the Internet.

 

The Stanford Center for Internet Studies (CIS), a division of Stanford Law School’s Law, Science and Technology Program, went black to show solidarity with the other websites participating in the Jan. 18 shutdown. Stanford’s official Twitter account (@Stanford) twice tweeted about action taken by the CIS, and the official CIS Twitter account (@StanfordCIS) has been tweeting about opposition to SOPA and PIPA since November.

 

Google also protested the acts by blacking out its logo on the front page, and the company claims to have garnered 4.5 million signatures against the two acts. A petition on Whitehouse.gov has more than 100,000 signatures, and another on a popular activist site Avaaz has over 1.5 million signatures.

 

The Daily previously reported on a conference held by CIS earlier this month about SOPA and PIPA, which allowed many tech innovators and legal scholars to voice their concerns over the legislation.

 

-Brendan O’Byrne