This Friday January 20, at 8:30am PT, we are hosting a special Nonprofit Commons meeting. We are inviting the our community and all residents of Second Life to join us to talk about the proposed SOPA / PIPA bills before the US Congress, and their larger implications for the internet, virtual worlds, nonprofits and education. Join us this Friday at the Plush Nonprofit Commons at this teleport link.
For those that don’t know, here SOPA stands for “stop online piracy act” and is designed to go after websites and services that provide links to copyrighted material. Here are a couple of links to detailed descriptions of SOPA:
- CNN http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/17/technology/sopa_explained/index.htm
- NY Times http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/c/copyrights/index.html
Here’s Hamlet Au’s reporting on how SOPA might threaten Second Life and other virtual worlds:
Also this week our Mentors continue their overview of different third-party viewers for Second Life, the pros and cons, and what alternatives are out there. Really useful for both newbies and old timers to Second Life. And we close as always with open mic announcements from the community.
Nonprofit Commons Meeting
January 20, 2012, 8:30am PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater
8:40am TechSoup Announcements
8:45am Mentors Corner
8:55am Discussion about SOPA/ PIPA and broader implications
9:30am OpenMic/ Announcements
Written by: rikomatic