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Many Websites Going Dark Today in Protest of SOPA and PIPA

\"\"You may have noticed that some of the websites you frequently visit are not working today. This is because countless websites are \”going dark\” in protest of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the U.S., which will be voted on as of January 24th. The list includes Wikipedia, Reddit, Tucows, and a few hundred, if not thousands more. Many websites that aren\’t going black are still building awareness, including Google.
Here is a good list of websites participating in the protest.
\"\"If you\’re not aware of what SOPA or PIPA is, you should take some time and get informed, as they could potentially affect how the internet works.
\”A good portion of the Web is joining its symbolic hands today in solidarity to oppose the SOPA and PIPA legislation currently being pushed in the United States Congress,\” states an article on PCWorld. \”Turning off websites sends a message, but hopefully that message reaches the right audience – Congress.\”
The article goes on to say that websites can protest all they want, but unless that motivates people to take meaningful action, it doesn\’t do much.
\”Follow the links on the blacked out sites, and learn all you can about SOPA and PIPA. If you agree that the bills go too far, or even threaten the freedom and future of the Internet, take action. Call your representative, call your senators, and call the White House. Share your support with friends and family, and convince them to research the issue and take action as well.\”

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