Yesterday was an historic moment in the Internets short history, with some of the biggest websites going on strike. The blackout is in protest of Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intelluctal Property Act (PIPA) legislation that is being put to the US Government.
We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet. – Mark Zucherburg – Founder of Facebook
Some of the largest websites in the world, for 24 hours blacked out parts of, or in some cases the entire website in protest. Thus, showing what the internet could be like if the law actually came into force.
Below are some of the websites, that are participating in the protest against SOPA & PIPA with a blackout.
Search Engine Land
These are just a few examples of the mass protest that was held across the internet. What are your thoughts on the protest against the SOPA/PIPA legislation? Do you support the protests? Do you think it would affect the UK? I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below.