The web blacks out in protest over SOPA/PIPA

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th 2012 at 6:10 p.m.

I wrote yesterday about legislation working its way through Congress that takes a heavy hand in combatting online piracy and could result in censorship of the internet by the US Government.  Today has been named as a protest day to educate internet users about the implications of this legislation.  As a result, many popular internet sites have blacked out some or all of their content, including Reddit, Google, Wikipedia, Flickr, Mozilla, Wired, Tumblr, Wordpress, and many others (the full list is here .)  PIPA/SOPA sponsors have already been backpedaling, so we need to keep up the pressure until this legislation is formally cancelled.

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