You may already be familiar with the proposed legislation (SOPA in the House, PIPA in the Senate) that would, in effect, shut down this blog and a host of other internet sites if enacted. I want the internet to remain a place of free exchange of uncensored information and ideas. I want to continue my form of advocacy and I support the rights of others to do the same. Therefore I am joining in the blackout on January 18 from 8am to 8pm to protest these awful bills, to help raise awareness and get people to take action.
If you want to read more about SOPA/PIPA or want to know how to fight back, everything is here. This is the page that I will be directing visitors to tomorrow. I WILL be on Twitter tomorrow, following and sharing news about the #SOPAstrike. The blog will be live again at 8pm. Please consider calling or writing your Senators and Representative in opposition to PIPA and SOPA.
12 thoughts on “This blog will be going dark tomorrow to protest SOPA/PIPA”
I will be silent tomorrow. Have already spoken to the reps for my Reps, Senators and the Judiciary Committee.
Thank you for taking action.
So, apparently these idiots aren’t aware of the Bill of Rights? What about Freedom of Speech? What about Freedom of the Press? I guess I need to go buy a gun before they take that right away too…
We would still be free to speak and report online, as long as we speak and report exactly how they tell us to. Isn’t that clever?
For those looking for a slightly more condensed info page on SOPA/PIPA, try this:
Is Maddog the same as GoDaddy??? My domains are with Maddog, but once when I called, someone asked if I wanted the GoDaddy info – either they use the same call center, or they are the same entity. Just wondering (the GoDaddy boycott was referred to in the wordpress article).
I believe MadDog is a subsidiary of GoDaddy.
I tweeted and Facebooked (do the same please): Will your website or blog be going dark tomorrow to protest SOPA/PIPA too? http://ow.ly/8x0X4
Writing to my senators and representative today.
I had trouble with the video embedded at the americancensorship.org page . . . no problems with it when I went to YouTube, so if anybody needs it, it’s here:
Thanks for the link.