When Anti-Piracy Legislation Comes Knocking, We Are Left With One Question: What Would Hemingway Do?
First, everyone on the Internet and their technologically-savvy mothers protested anti-piracy legislation proposed in 2011: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect I.P. Act (PIPA). Here’s what you need to know in case you couldn’t access your favorite sites to read up on it Wednesday.
Second, it is said that Ernest Hemingway once declared his best work to be a story that he wrote in six words: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” In keeping with this theme, StudentsFirst is hosting an essay contest encouraging participants to submit six-word stories explaining what it means to be a great teacher.
This got our PR brains thinking: in a generation of hybrid cars, foods and animals, why not draft a hybrid post for The Hit Board? So, we mashed everything together into one SUPER post to bring you DGC’s six-word descriptions of the anti-piracy legislation and protests:
- “Regulated Web: Internet protests, SOPA vanishes.”
- “Do no harm to First Amendment.”
- “Digital power—unite! Fight for access.”
- “Stop resistance. Send the world LOVE.”
- “SOPA: One step forward…or back?”
- “Access for the peeps. Powers activate.”
- “The digital access song – blackout resound.”
- “Anti-piracy legislation: friend or foe?”
- “Remember reading Fahrenheit 451? Shockingly relevant.”
- “Wikipedia protests, provides first credible references.”
In the world of PR, we not only fight to make news relevant, but also share it with the world as succinctly as possible.
With this in mind, how would you describe the anti-piracy legislation and protests in six words? Tell us in the comments section below. And if containing your thoughts in six words is too daunting of a task, you can try four words—as one of our colleagues chose to do: “Too hard. I pass.”