January 18th, 2012

Street Art of the Week: SOPA King Crazy

On this day that the internet voluntarily shuts down in an attempt to quell the PIPA and SOPA bills, we turn to our Houston renegades, the street artists. We at The Loop Scoop probably couldn’t have our daily fun if these bills are enacted. In fact, columns like Street Art of the Week would probably get us thrown in jail because we rely on you, your creativity, your intellectual property, to have photos to publish.

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Artists: Def Threats (read about Houston Street Art: Wildstyles)
Photographer: O Texano
Location: The Tracks

[Add your street art finds here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1477471@N25/]

There are a number of ways to get involved in fighting PIPA and SOPA. Most of those involve contacting your representatives in Congress. You will find over the course of the day that some of your favorite sites have gone dark. There will be no wikipedia-ing today. Flickr is allowing you to darken your photos. No cats will be LOLing. Even Google has blacked its name out (and urges your involvement).

These bills will have some of the biggest cultural impacts of any to date. The way we live, work and play virtually is at risk. We don’t want to throw a bunch of “Big Brother” cliches at you, but they’re worth your consideration.

— Paul

Comments

Andrew — Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:15 pm

I called Rep. Culberson’s office and it was not busy. Got right through. The lady who answered said the congressman had yet to form a position on SOPA.

Now’s the time to call: 202-225-2571

Paul — Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:01 pm

Thanks for doing your part, Andrew. We just need about 50 million more like you to get on the ball.

Andrew — Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:02 pm

Ha I was a bit unprepared for someone to actually answer the line. So I’m pretty sure I sounded like an idiot, but I got the point across that if Culberson is for it, consider me a permanent protest fixture at all of his campaign events.

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