SOPA Blackout: ‘Bill badly written & open to abuse’

Russia Today
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Thousands of websites have joined the blackout in protest against the SOPA bill, as the controversial legislation is put to a vote in the US Congress. Participants range from giants like Wikipedia and Craigslist to tiny individual pages.

The world’s biggest online encyclopedia went on strike for 24 hours at midnight East Coast Time. Other majors like Reddit opted for a 12-hour blackout.

The list of strikers includes filmmaker and campaigner Michael Moore, the popular game Minecraft, environment activists Greenpeace, the group blog BoingBoing and many others.

Related Posts

Sen. Leahy bows to pressure, pledges to amend Prot... Declan McCullagh CNet January 13, 2012 Sen. Patrick Leahy, the sponsor of a controversial Hollywood-backed copyright bill, has bowed to public ...
SOPA opponents may go nuclear Declan McCullagh CNet December 29, 2011 The Internet’s most popular destinations, including eBay, Google, Facebook, and Twitter seem to view Ho...
SOPA foes warn: Not much time left to act Declan McCullagh CNET Thursday, January 12, 2012 Congressional foes of Hollywood-backed copyright legislation came to the Consumer Electronics ...
Worse than SOPA? CISPA to censor Web in name of cy... RussiaToday Wednesday, April 4, 2012 An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the SOPA and PIPA acts from passing earlier this year, but...
Stop Online Privacy Act: ‘CISPA is US cyber-... RussiaToday 4.17.12 The readiness of the internet community to self organize for mass protests against censorship and online privacy curtailment...

Comments are closed.