This site will be blacked out on Wednesday, January 18 from 5am-5pm PST to protest the House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate's Protect I.P. Act (PIPA). Both bills pose a tremendous threat to free speech and innovation online. While it appears the House has all but abandoned SOPA, the Senate is still pressing ahead with PIPA's most dangerous provisions intact, including those that would force internet service providers to block access to entire sites through DNS blocking and other means that threaten both the universality and the security of the internet itself. Piracy is a real problem. But these are the wrong solutions. If this legislation passes legitimate websites will be threatened. Some will disappear. Today, our site disappears along with many others to protest the misguided approaches SOPA and PIPA employ, and to demonstrate the threat they pose. To learn more about this legislation and what you can do to make a difference, please visit the links below and share them with friends.
Information on H.R.3261 - Stop Online Piracy Act at OpenCongress.org
Information on S.968 PROTECT IP Act at OpenCongress.org
Watch this video by American Censorship that explains why SOPA will break the internet.
Read "Don't Break the Internet" by Mark Lemley, David S. Levine & David G. Post.
Watch the CIS panel of legal scholars, entrepreneurs, engineers discuss what's wrong with SOPA.
Read "The 'Stop Online Piracy Act' (SOPA) Violates the First Amendment" by Laurence H. Tribe.
List of companies that have expressed concern with SOPA and PIPA.
There are several ways to take action from writing an email to congress to "censoring" your website in protest. Go to americancensorship.org for all the info.
Contact Your Representative with info and a widget to find them by EFF and Wired for Change.
SOPAOpera.org keeps track of where your Congressmembers stand on PROTECT-IP and SOPA.