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Protests Result from US Government Attempting to Pass Internet Censorship

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by Sean P

Today is the biggest internet protest in history as a result of congress preparing to vote in favor of SOPA/PIPA - a bill that allows the USA to censor the internet in a similar way to China.  Though this seems to be a direct violation of the first amendment, the most absolute protector of free speech, it has more than enough support to pass.  So, sites across the internet, including some of the biggest sites in existence, are striking by blacking out either their logo (ex: Google) or their entire website (ex: Wikipedia) and asking that you contact your senator or local representative to oppose this bill.

This would clearly be a huge step backwards for free speech and the internet as a whole.  Please read more about this and get involved to protect the freedom we have on the internet!

Take 5 Minutes and Visit: http://americancensorship.org/

from google:

from SOPA Countdown:

A Few Sites on Protest:

  • AOL
  • Boing Boing
  • BuzzFeed
  • CloudFlare
  • Copyblogger
  • ConsumerBell
  • Creative Commons
  • Curse
  • Daily Kos
  • deviantART
  • Discover
  • Disqus
  • DreamHost
  • Dyn
  • eBay
  • Embedly
  • Engine Advocacy
  • ESET
  • Etsy
  • Facebook
  • Fantagraphics
  • foursquare
  • Gandi
  • Google
  • GreenHostIt
  • HostGator
  • Hover
  • I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • IndieGoGo
  • Internet Archive
  • Irregular Times
  • Jive Software
  • Kaspersky Lab
  • Kickstarter
  • LinkedIn
  • MetaFilter
  • Mozilla
  • Name.com
  • Namecheap
  • OpenDNS
  • O‚ÄôReilly Radar
  • Pastebin.com
  • PayPal
  • Quora
  • Rackspace
  • Reddit
  • ReferralCanday
  • Riot Games
  • ServInt
  • Scribd
  • Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Techdirt
  • Torrentfreak
  • Tucows
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Ubu Web
  • Uservoice
  • Vimeo
  • Webs, Inc.
  • Wikipedia
  • WordPress
  • Yahoo!
  • Y Combinator
  • Zopim
  • Zynga Game Network
  • ...and Thousands more.  Join the fight.

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