On Jan 18th, sites will go dark to protest the internet censorship bills. Urge the biggest sites to join the strike: Sign the Petition. (I suggest we ask Google and Wikipedia to join the strike)
On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need internet companies to follow Reddit’s lead and stand up for the web, as we internet users are doing every day.
for one day I will make this blog private, so no one can see it.
Please join protest against PIPA (Protect the IP Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).
I do not want the government to have the power to block websites!
For more information, and sign the petition, go here…http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
Remember I’ll be up and running again, January 19th.
5 thoughts on “I’m Going On Strike! Please note on January 18th this Blog will be off the air.”
I’m surprised it has taken them this long. I think it was when they saw what could happen with grass roots people politics that pushed them over the edge. Why else would politicians suddenly have such an interest. ;P
Marking my calendar for January 18th! Have a doctor’s appointment scheduled for that day so should be even easier to remember that’s the day to NOT post as you suggest.
Thanks for passing this information along!
I also signed the petition — hit enter too fast, so redid, explaining my error to say I wasn’t voting twice, just wanted to make sure the proper information showed up where it should!
Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
Great!! Thank you!!
Did you see the press release from the White House and do you think they can make a difference if the bills are passed?
I’m glad that Obama has spoken out about this, but really, I don’t think he can do anything if the bills pass. Well, he could veto it, but if it passes with a super majority it won’t help, they’ll just over-ride him. Stuart just said, if it passes, we’ll just move to another country. “It’d be easier”
I really hope they aren’t stupid enough to pass this. I already feel like a lot of our rights have been taken away with all this International Security crud. (now I’ll probably get taken off the internet, for saying such things.)