If the iconic singer songwriters of the labour movements were Arlo Guthrie and Billy Bragg, who are the iconic singer songwriters of the Digital Rights movement?
I’m genuinely interested if you have a suggestion.
To help you consider the question, here are 5 of the best anti-SOPA protest songs:
Stonebreakers10′s Anti-SOPA ballad:
Funk Vigilante’s epic funk-rap-metal internet anthem:
Leah “ObamaGirlCreator” Kauffman’s catchy pop-piano song:
Cheezburger Network/The EFF fronted by Laugh Pong’s American Pie parody:
Dan Bull’s dystopian, futuristic crowdsourced rap:
Contact your representative today:
Make your own song?
It’s not too late to have a bit of fun and sing about what SOPA would do. Need some inspiration?
Here’s some parodies of popular songs that haven’t been recorded yet.
Those that didn’t quite make the cut:
- SOPA Lad – by Lauren Weinstein with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan
- The Happy Puppy Ice Cream Bill by Recorderdude
- #SOPA Song by SopaSong
- Stop Internet Censorship Now! by Andy Hoskinson
- Sopa Song by Lyle Banes
- The American Government wants to CENSOR the Internet by Okwerdz – Hat tip to Techdirt!
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