To get involved - or just learn more - I'd suggest you check out:
- Making Light (a very nice write-up, here)
- Whatever (John Scalzi)
- Steve Jackson Games (possibly my favorite - "If you really want to see our site now, click here." Heh. For an interesting bit of history, look up the story of how the first draft of GURPS Cyberpunk, a gaming resource, was seized by the
FBIcorrection: it was the Secret Service.)
- Dresden Codak (Cool visual effect.)
- Kung Fu Monkey
- Schneier On Security
- This video from FightForTheFuture.org
Also, for the record, How Copyright Industries Con Congress.
And my favorite Tweet so far: "Feel sorry for Congress. Wikipedia blackout affects them the most. Now how will they find out who fought in the American Civil War?" (from @bergopolis)
I'm generally pretty cynical about predictions of doom and gloom, but... that list up there? It's just the tip of the iceberg. An awful lot of knowledgeable people are saying that, yes, this legislation really is every bit as bad as all that. Like, "The end of the Internet as we know it," isn't an exaggeration. That bad.
Please get involved.