Jan 18, 2012

Forgot To Go Dark Today For SOPA

Wikipedia Gone Dark

Where’s Wikipedia? Or Reddit? Or BoingBoing? Or Bloggersmarket?? Can’t find your favorite website today? Don’t panic, it’s only a temporary grassroots protest against two proposed federal laws that critics say threaten American democracy and a free and open Internet. I forgot to go Dark today and SOPA does sound sketchy.. Shame on me.

The big fuss is about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) proposed in the House and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) proposed in the Senate.
The names of the proposed bills sound innocent enough – but thousands of companies who do business on the Internet fear censorship or worse.


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