Story Details URGENT: Jan 18th Internet Blackout – Stop SOPA's Internet Censorship Jym 686 days ago on News http://bloggersalchemy.com - The Stop Online Piracy Act threatens to undermine basic freedoms of the internet. Here's why, and what to do about it. Read this and ACT NOW! Share Story URGENT: Jan 18th Internet Blackout – Stop SOPA's Internet Censorship Twitter Facebook Google + Linkedin Reddit Delicious Digg Tumblr Pinterest FriendFeed Slashdot FURL Vote 22 Bury 7 Comments Rate Comment 1 Vote Down mypassion - 686 days ago Permalink Reply I feel it is important to take a stand for less govt involvement in a lot of things. First they want to legislate morality and now speech. I say it is time to do something, because doing nothing doesn't bring about change. Sally Rate Comment 0 Vote Down Jym - 686 days ago Permalink Reply Worst thing is, it's not only the government in this case Sally. The implications of these pieces of legislation go beyond that to empower large corporate bodies to initiate blocks against anything that they perceive as threatening to their monopolies. If America - the land of the free - allows this, think what the knock on effect might be in other less liberal countries around the world...! Rate Comment 1 Vote Down sanjeevmohindra - 686 days ago Permalink Reply I was reading about SOPA and came across this article. I was not aware about the Jan 18th strike and good to see that already there are plugins to help webmaster. We should do our part no matter how small it may look. Rate Comment 1 Vote Down bbrian017 - 685 days ago Permalink Reply I agree Sanjeev, I've even seen Reddit was down today showing support along with many other sites! Rate Comment 0 Vote Down Jym - 681 days ago Permalink Reply Agreed Sanjeev - no matter how small... Check out my update on the results - all those webmasters, bloggers and other voices speaking up, along with the big players as well have made the difference! Rate Comment 1 Vote Down bbrian017 - 686 days ago Permalink Reply I went and read the details, I have also heard Barack Obama has stated the bill will never pass as he will Vito it. Seems this bill could be good but has many elements to it that would lead to abuse like you said Jym. Rate Comment 0 Vote Down Jym - 681 days ago Permalink Reply Yeah, I think there's a fair enough case for protection against Piracy, but this kind of stuff just seems to be too broad and leaves power in the hands of the few. Kind of against the whole point of the internet... GLad to hear Obama is against it too, I'm sure his voice carries a little more weight than ours in these matters - it seems the balance has been tipped though (check my update if you haven't seen the news elsewhere!) Submit a Comment Log in to comment or register here Who Voted for this Article Related Links SOPA Strike Update: Internet Blackout Results Strike against SOPA Begin [Images] Kapil Sibal, Reliance 3G, SOPA and Internet Censorship Jan 18th Internet Blackout – Stop SOPA’s Internet Censorship The Day the Web Went Black The Great SOPA Blackout: Wikipedia, Reddit, and More DHS Shut Down 75 Websites On The Declaration of Internet “Freedom” For Sale to The Content Industry: Internet Censorship What are SOPA and PIPA?