Will the world’s top websites blackout on the Stop SOPA Blackout Day on January 18th from 8am–8pm EST (1300–0100 UTC) and join the Reddit blackout. As news about the SOPA Blackout day spreads, many websites are planning to join in the movement.
There is a lot of buzz as the US government works on SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act and its sister bill in the Senate, PIPA (Protect IP Act). So as the government readies to pass the bills, why is the Internet and top websites worried over these laws governing online piracy and website blockage. The video below is a good explanation.
Stop SOPA Blackout Day
As Reddit Blackout news spreads, more websites are gearing up to join in and support solidarity for the cause. I checked that many WordPress plugins have been developed which will put up PIPA / SOPA protest messages on your site, or redirects users or make your site unavailable also for the period of the SOPA blackout day. You can visit Stop American Censorship for more information on how this affects your rights, privacy and how you can help.
Will your site join the SOPA blackout day? [Image Credit to Yale Law and Tech]
Update January 18: The Anti SOPA protests have started and some of the world’s most popular sites have gone dark to support the cause.