The countdown is on, and SOPA is expected to pass through the Senate on January 24th. (*UPDATE 1/19/2012 : Key Supporters of the bill have backed down after Wednesday’s protest)
Tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, many of the most popular sites on the internet will be taking part in a ‘blackout’ of their sites to protest this bill.
While none of our sites are equal to Mozilla (Firefox), WordPress.org or Wikipedia‘s traffic (<<< those links will take you to posts on their stance on this bill), we are taking part, to show our disapproval of this bill in its current state.
Our own sites will be blacked-out.
While we sympathize with those who have their work stolen from piracy sites online, this bill is not a good compromise.
It will change the internet as you know it.
Please educate yourself on this topic (in addition to the links above):
Stop American Censorship
Strike Against SOPA
WIRED.com – Black out your site the Google friendly way
SOPA Blackout rebuffed by bill authors (*duh…)
and at this point of my list [not trying to be rude] but, I say, just do your own Google search on SOPA Blackout (see how there are currently more than 2600 (!!) news stories on this?)… There is so much info out there…
And if you are so inclined, please add these plugins to your WordPress sites:
On that note — all of our sites will be on ‘blackout’ tomorrow.
as always — please feel free to include your own links on this issue…