A recent war between the RIAA and MPAA and the entire rest of the intelligent population of America. Piracy was to be fought with the two bills SOPA and PIPA, which would effectively censor the Internet by taking down websites that are accused of copyright infringement, whether or not the website actually engaged in it. The battle resulted in victory for the Internet after thousands of popular websites blacked out on January 18, 2012, SOPA and PIPA were dropped.
How the Battle for the Internet started:
RIAA: "We're going to pass these bills so you don't steal our crap anymore."
Public: "No! These bills kill the Internet! It's a direct violation of the 1st Amendment!"
RIAA: "Fuck the 1st amendment! You guys are way too stupid to have your own opinion!"
Gandalf: (about SOPA/PIPA) "YOU SHALL NOT PASS"