Wikipedia and other websites go dark to raise awareness

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Today, on January 18, 2012 Wikipedia and many other websites have gone dark shutting off services to English language users for 24 hours. Wikipedia is hoping this will raise awareness to legislation known as SOPA and PIPA in the U.S. Congress that could fatally damage the free and open Internet.

Other websites that didn't go dark like Google, have changed their logo to still raise awareness.

PIPA stands for Protect IP Act and SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act and they are designed to censor the web and impose harmful regulations on American businesses. Ozzu and millions of Internet users oppose these bills.

As already posted here yesterday, please sign the petition to communicate to our Congress to vote no before its too late.

Here are a collection of petitions you could sign to help:

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/
https://donate.mozilla.org/page/s/sopa-pipa-petition
http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-sopapipa

and here are some other ways you can connect with your senator:

http://stopthewall.us/
http://voteforthenet.com/

Or you can call them directly:
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
...and SOPA stands for Stop Online Privacy Act...


I think the official naming is Stop Online Piracy Act. Both the google page and the mozilla page you are linking to suggest that the naming is Stop Online Piracy I think the privacy thing is a naming that has come from those not in favour for this...

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Thank you for pointing out the typo, I fixed it :)
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WritingBadCode wrote:
Bigwebmaster wrote:
...and SOPA stands for Stop Online Privacy Act...


I think the official naming is Stop Online Piracy Act. Both the google page and the mozilla page you are linking to suggest that the naming is Stop Online Piracy I think the privacy thing is a naming that has come from those not in favour for this...

:)


I am sure if that was the case then Facebook would be loving that abbreviation... not that it has stopped them from sharing information without consulting the many members of the website in the past.
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From what I can tell, all of the protesting by companies and people has worked. It looks like SOPA/PIPA won't get voted on.
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Community never looses, government thinks they are in control but really the people are. :P

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