Hate SOPA and PIPA? Tell the world every time you get a call.
As popular sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit, and Craigslist stay fully or partially dark on this day of protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), mobile entertainment site Myxer has released a more musical form of dissent.
Myxer's free Stop the SOPA! ringtone launches a rap-style rant about SOPA over a funky backbeat.
Myxer, which sees some 15 million unique users per month, joined the protest itself by blacking out parts of its Web site.
Though the demonstration was intermittent, Myxer said it is "the only Internet radio provider taking down its Web site against the government legislation at this point."
The ringtone, created and produced by Myxer staff, has the following lyrics:
Let me share with you something that is dear to me,
And that is taking away our rights and the right to be free,
We need to join together to end all this misery,
And stop the SOPA from ever happening.
They're trying to censor the Internet--that's the dumbest thing I've heard,
Why is Congress acting like an uptight nerd?
That doesn't matter right now we need to stop this bill,
And show the Internet some love instead of watching it be killed...
Sorry, this ringtone cannot go on due to government standards and has been taken down.