In solidarity with the anti-SOPA movement, this will be MiddBlog’s only post on January 18th. Why are we and thousands of other sites shutting down for the day?
The Stop Anti-Piracy Act, a bill currently under review in Congress, will not only be ineffective in stopping illegal online activity, but it will also threaten online freedoms. By “blacking out” today, websites and search engines around the world (including Google, Reddit, and Wikipedia) hope to show Congress what the Internet would be like if this legislation passes.
Learn more by watching this video, provided by the SOPA Blackout movement.