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...and thousands of other websites censored
portions or all of their homepages and content in protest of the Stop
Online Piracy Act - SOPA (HR 3261), and the Protect IP Act - PIPA
(S 968), which would essentially give large media conglomerates and the
federal government unbridled power to censor the internet.
The page also contains a full list of confirmed
participants in the blackout, as well as an "unfiltered list" of all
additional sites that said they planned to participate:
The Daily Paul went even further by literally
censoring all the content on its page, and redirecting all links to the
SopaStrike.com page where defenders of freedom are encouraged to take
WordPress also took aggressive action against
the two censorship bills by blocking all user content from its homepage.
And its sister bill in the House of
Representatives, the now infamous SOPA bill,
threatens to do the very same thing.
But as we have said numerous times before, the
broad scope of the language in the bills threatens many legitimate websites
with arbitrary takeover or shutdown by the US Justice Department, with
powerful groups like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA),
the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and others
prompting and guiding this enforcement action behind the scenes.
This decision represents a huge victory in the
short term - but a potential vote on the bill could still rear its ugly head
at any time, and most likely at a time
when nobody is looking.
This is why it is important to continue bombarding Congress NOW with opposition to both bills.