The threat of the USA's potential passing of the Stop Online Piracy Act is brought to light in LaughPong's recent YouTube video, 'The Day the LOLcats Died.' Set to the melody of Don McLean's 'American Pie,' the song highlights the effects of SOPA both financially and in terms of web user freedom, in America and around the globe.
While illegal downloads continue to be a problem for the entertainment industry, SOPA would affect many other sources of entertainment for online users, including access to the beloved 'LOLcat' memes. Both funny and informative, 'The Day the LOLcats Died' shows just how widespread the censoring of Internet content could be, should SOPA pass.
From Wikipedia and Reddit blackouts on January 17, to LOLcat-embracing song tributes, opposition of SOPA is being heard around the world. Check out 'The Day the LOLcats Died' for a clever look at this controversial issue.