The Day The LOLcats Died - #SOPA #PIPA Protest Song

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SOPA and PIPA are two examples of recent legislation that is lethal to the internet as we know it. The internet rose up and is on its way to successfully fighting them off, but we need to stay vigilant. The only way to prevent legislation like this from being passed in the future is to call your Congressmen and tell them. Make it clear that you don't support SOPA, you don't support PIPA, and that you won't support future legislation that damages the stability of the internet.For more information, visit:Follow Us on Twitter:Forest Gibson: @ForestGibsonZachary Cohn: @ZacharyCohnBen Huh: @benhuhRob Whitehead @RobCWhiteheadAlexander JL Theoharis: @SatireDavid Zimmermann: @davidzimmMolly McIsaac @MollyMcIsaacGabe Conroy: @GabrobotLyrics:A long, long time agoOn the world's largest network of interconnected computers,Those lolcats used to make me laugh.And I knew I could make a jokeAnd not be sued by nasty folkOn the RIAA's behalfThen along came SOPA/PIPAThe internet's very own grim reaperusers could not editArs Technica and RedditTumblr, Gawker, Hacker News,and Something Awful sang the blues,Every login was refused,The day the lolcats diedWhy, why are laws a thing you can buy?They got paid off, should be laid off, re-election deniedOur web means more than lawyers, lobbies and liesSo speak up before the internet diesSpeak up before the internet diesCan you write a decent lawDo you care 'bout copyright at all?Or just winning back your seatContent will begin to ebbYou'll watch the slow death of the webYou'll be left with nothing more to tweetWell, I know it's looking pretty grimCuz' they'll tear our culture limb from limbThere's too much damn supportOh this law we must abortOh-oh we can't let lobbies run amokWith our series of tubes and that big dump truckI know some folks who oughta give a fuckThe day the lolcats dieI hear you singin',Why, why are laws a thing you can buy?They got paid off, should be laid off, re-election deniedOur web means more than lawyers, lobbies and liesSo speak up before the internet diesSpeak up before the internet dies



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97riman
@dapperdan59 but i like the UN
AakwardAardvark
believing that your enslaved and not trying to make a difference puts yourself in a cage.. none of these passed because of the people's great hate for them. THe people can make a difference.
AbsurdScandal
0:53 is that......Forest from Know Your Meme?
AlexTheSo-So
Whats that congress
AndyAwesomenessTV
Internet world war.\n\nwhats wrong with my generation
Bailey D.
The song is awesome and it helps that the singer is HAWT.
BeatlemaniacRenzo
0:54 - \
BigEWR
Speak up before the internet dies.
BuckThe Gamingkid
they stopped :D\n
Chris Brace
Guys, I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but CISPA says hi... :P\nIt basically sopa/pipa just with a different name.\nBah, Déjà vu all over again.
CianCQ
@dapperdan59 Wait. In these time of repression toward society, suddenly comes out of nowhere a politician with VERY VERY open minded opinions, claiming to be with every single controversial things that parts of the population may be with (basically playing the good guy) and you can't even see the trap? How fucking dumb are Americans damn. Same thing happened with the communist party of China you know?
Cory In The Pussy
Let's stop sopa!!!!
DaUziel
I remember when Anonymous were the bad guys, bullying and trolling people for the shit of it.
Daniel Kim
It's funny, SOPA/PIPA won't effect lolcats...because it's made by someone.
Duke
Just think how Americans will come together if they pass
Emil Erlandsson
England would follow USA, thats how, banning it there as well
Explorer Joe
Wolfgang is the most badass middle name ever.
Famke van As
sinds wanneer??
FandomMan
@WolfFawkes I think that's what he means. However, I definitely think you're right. The answer to this is NOT to start an \
FirstInstruMentalist
@dapperdan59 thats like saying hiring a shark to protect your bleeding leg. not voting is a better way to protect liberty
Fredrich Engels
/watch?v=blOeXMcapBI\n\nThe problem is capitalism, this law is just one battle in the class war, a war that dates back to the slave revolts of Spartacus, until we smash all ruling classes, we will suffer from tyranny. Marxism is simply a means by which the political class smashes the capitalist class and replaces it, the working, destitute and middle classes must rise together. we must create anarchy
G
they get money from the companies. What do you expect? lolcat
GreenwireGaming
@zekeoman1 None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Helena Ludwig
Great! Thank you! :-)
Jack Verduyn
I never understood how the SOPA/PIPA law would have worked had it passed because the internet is a worldwide use so how would America stop people posting the same content in say England where they had no power?
Jacob Greenmount
SOPA IS BACK! FUUUUUUUUCK!
James Harris
its funny because sopa will kill lots of tings\n
James Marshall
Ron Paul 2012!!!! Wake the fuck up America!!!!\n
Kiry
love this video, mind if I put this in my video of the day for my vlog on my other channel? i will credit you guys ^^
Lily Lincesa
Basically they were bills that were going through the US Congress that essentially would have caused the death of the internet as we know and love it. There are more details, but in short, that is what they were.
Lucas Hiar
HELL YEAH!
Luke Cunningham
What is it all about
MK Warlock
More than a year later, here we are - saying \
Matthew Robinson
Did you know: that half the companys dont give a fuck go and look at This is aperture - Thank You. ValvE Posted the actuall song on there web page so dont come crying when Piracy is made legal and you are the only one in Gamestores\n
Mental Turtle
Thing is, the only people supporting SOPA and PIPA are big companys.... not the public.\r\n
Mohamed Bobat
with google on our side!
Nejiro Obake
Sopa and Pipa are american laws that are trying to be passed over something they have NO jurisdiction over. It seems the americans think they can pass laws that will affect other countries. Almost to the extent that they own everything. SOPA WILL NOT PASS OR THERE COULD EASILY BE ANOTHER WORLD WAR!
Nic B
Is it still going on? I hope it is not. But if it is GO DIE IN A HOLE
PB Scott
This passed in a different way in Feb 2015, the internet was changed late at night with Obama's signature to a \
Pinkamena Diane Pie
Just to clarify, this is a parody of \
Robbob9933
Ignorant, how? Do you know anything about Copyright Law? You don't think parodies are exempt from copyrights? This song is an excellent example of parody. I may not agree with the composer but do support his use of the law in protest. You may not like or appreciate my position, but passe comments are just so last week. Why couldn't you compose a civil well thought out comment? I know you are limited to 500 characters in a post but using only 14...
Rosalind's_Assistant
@TheRussianGangsta1 ACTA is FAR awful!
Ryan Ibarra
That law would be violating our free speech right!
Sam Winchester
good looking mate, cheers.
Sarah Hiraki
The guy singing is super hot. Hit me up. ;D
Saymon Wedemeyer
It's OK to steal someone's content because that's what the internet was made for - sharing stuff with people so they fail at stealing it!
SesshReincarnated
Yes.
SheepSkull
Guys... There's a new one, CISPA
SquishyTheAlchemist
=\u003c Sopa is back yall! This is horrible!!
Tech Help by Dave
If a site ends in .co, .com, .org, .net etc - it's done through US based domain name servers. That's how.
TefaTronix
SOPA and PIPA are losing support quickly, but as someone here said, we have another enemy - ACTA.\n\n......\n\nAnd eventually if they will accept TCPA (that's another similar sh-t, just read about it on the internet) ... we're ****** off too...
Tekelt
@CianCQ There is nothing sudden about the appearance of Ron Paul. His political career goes back a couple of decades, and have a look at the way he has voted on bills and key issues throughout his career. It just seems sudden, because up until recently has has been marginalised by the media, because of his views.
TheGamesWin
The ignorance.
Thitzy Thitz
SAVE THE INTERNET!!!!!!!
Thomas a.k.a Meguesta
248 peoples are from sopa/pipa\n
Tinhat Tinhats
This is complete shit and the all the guys in it make me want to die
Tyler Lucas
@desuTHEGAMEdesu 4chan is the dumpster of the internet that no one likes
XelleldIsWeird/XelleldWX
Same thing's happening with the TPP...\nBefore you say that the TPP's been stopped, it actually was never gone. They kept negotiating and finally released the final text of the TPP, and it's even worse than everyone thought. This is not a joke. Google it. See for yourselves.
Yogi Bear
LOL this is fucken funny shit\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n
_
They shoulda got Toby in it, he would have rounded millions for our cause.
alanyoung2
I agree but we better watch ndaa, i don't like the idea of indefinite detention...I know he said that it won't apply to Americans but he also said that he wouldn't sign the bill so i don't think i'm going to trust him again.
bobchorba1
/watch?v=XSHPWedhx_g
chakorn1
The bill has been SUSPENDED. It is still there, just out of sight for a while. For now, we fight ACTA, but SOPA/PIPA, we must keep an eye out for.
chimmychi2
i gotz ur machine gun protecting the lolcatz
cooljerk
As an American, I applaud my fellow netizens across the EU for the defeat of ACTA. I've been a citizen of a single, unified internet since '89. I feel a deeper connection to the internet than I do the US, and I suspect many across the world feel the same. The internet isn't a realm for geeks such as myself anymore - the oft mythologized strength of the internet is very real, and it lies with everyone who goes online. We have come of age, and we have power. Salute to my internet friends abroad.
df23
SOPA means asshole in Dutch.
eragon0017
i love this vid \u003c3 :b\n\ncan u do another against ACTA, please?:b
gnesisbroken
best thing, man.
guthix1110
Lamar Smith has won nomination.
hellreza
being canadian what can i do to help?
ialreadymissthenet
Q: Who's killing the internet? .............. .............. .............. A: The RIAA, the MPAA \n\nAka greedy cunts who want to control the internet. The kind of people who are trying to stop us from selling stuff on ebay. Greedy money grubbers grubbing money at every single opportunity, no matter how small.
jjovereats
You, sir, are awesome.
kryp10yt
CISPA!
pieter902
Not sure if trolling....\nDon McLean- American Pie\n\nlook it up
pootisgumball256
American Pie anyone?
scoreunder
Probably a slightly misguided PIPA joke
siri sucks
No idea what SOPA/PIPA is but I agree
thevideogameempire
amen
uke22
The uk salutes you
viseberg
Stop SESTA,
welcometomyhousepunk
SOPA was freaking perfect, pissed at you guys for ruining it...
xkittypuppetx
yep.