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Where's Google? Websites Protest Internet Censorship Bills

A 24-hour blackout began last night as part of a protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

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Some of the most popular websites among Internet users began taking a 24-hour stand at midnight Eastern time Wednesday as a protest against two congressional bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Google, Craigslist and Wikipedia’s English-language site are among the thousands of websites who are showing their opposition against the bills, which, if passed, would allow for companies to seek a court order to ban websites that sell pirated content and merchandise.

Click here to read more about SOPA and PIPA in a report by the Huffington Post.

Learn more about the movement by following the links below:

David Ross January 18, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I agree with the blackout. As I told our alleged representatives Congress - Lee, Pelosi, Boxer - the last thing we need it more regulation of the Internet. Congress needs to keep its dirty hands off of the Internet.
Barney Google January 18, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Feinstein co authored and Boxer supports it. We don't need Government Censorship.
David Ross January 18, 2012 at 08:58 PM
First - I meant Feinstein, not Pelosi, in my original posting. Second - both Feinstein and Boxer have been bought by the entertainment industry and therefore are supporters of this bill.
Barney Google January 18, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Here's a link to who supports it. http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/

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