January 18, 2012
Since you’re online this morning, you’ve likely seen mentions of a 24-hour blackout by Wikipedia and hundreds of other websites, or have at least seen Google’s homepage.
The blackouts are being done to build awareness of two proposed bills in the U.S. Congress: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
So how can you help? First, if you want to learn more about SOPA and PIPA and how they will affect you, read our recent post about how, if passed, SOPA and PIPA will change the Internet as we know it.
Next, take a few minutes to write your state’s U.S. representative and Senators. If you like the free flow of information on the Internet, let your elected officials know how you feel about these pieces of legislation.
Are you participating in today’s blackout? Let us know how you’re contributing in the comments below or share your thoughts on our Facebook page.
Written by Nick Nerbonne.