Thursday, January 19, 2012

Google in Protest to SOPA & PIPA

Wikipedia, Boing Boing among others are having their websites blacked for 24 hours as their way of protesting against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) of the US House of Representatives and US Senate. They firmly believe that these bills, though being formulated to curb the piracy problem on the internet, "could fatally damage the free and open internet".

Some sites also are having their header blacked but when I checked google's search page on my BlackBerry, there's nothing much different except with the simple yet direct line. (circled in red, it says, Tell Congress: Please don't censor the web!)

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Wherever this may lead to, my only hope is to continue browsing and surfing the internet freely.
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