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"This account will remain silent on January 18th, 8am-8pm (EST) as a protest against SOPA/PIPA."

In another words, I ain't coming on tomorrow! Share the word, and participate! Internet blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA!

What is SOPA and PIPA?

They are bills the American Government are trying to get through that would allow them to pull the plug on any website they choose! In theory it will be only for the American websites, but how will anyone stop them from doing so with websites outside the USA? If they think they have the right to shut down a website simply for wanting it down, I don't think something as little as country of origin is going to stop them!

I am Canadian, and I am joining my American counterparts in this protest. The American Government's actions will affect not just America, but the whole internet, and as such, the whole world.

List of sites that are participating in this blackout by either shutting down for the day or partially shutting down, or showing vital information on SOPA:

Google
Mozilla
Tucows
Imgur
Mojang
Wikipedia
Reddit
Island Internet Presence

I think DA, since I know they oppose it, but they haven't said anything to my knowledge... :O

SPREAD THE WORD, FELLOW DEVIANTS!
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:iconnuke-mayhem:
Nuke-Mayhem Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be joining in the the fight against SOPA as well, and will not get on the internet all of Jan 18th.
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:iconhattieforest:
HattieForest Jan 19, 2012  Professional Writer
We must not let up for a moment!
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:iconnuke-mayhem:
Nuke-Mayhem Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very True!
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:iconmadeaguyjusttopost:
Didn't they throw it out today?
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:iconhattieforest:
HattieForest Jan 17, 2012  Professional Writer
I think they did with SOPA, but not with PIPA. We're still protesting PIPA, and also there's talk of SOPA coming back under a different name. The whole thing stinks, if you ask me.
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:iconmadeaguyjusttopost:
Agreed, PIPA is just as bad (if not worse) then SOPA.
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