Archive for January 13, 2012

Going Dark To Protest SOPA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by getbent57

StopSopa There a bunch of websites that are going dark January 18, 2012.  By that I mean you will not be able to use them on.  They are doing this to protest SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).  If you have not hear of you need to read up on it.  Some info > here.   You might be thinking this is an United States thing.  But if it goes though it will effect the rest of us at some point.  The basic understanding of SOPA is giving more control to get corporations to shut down websites they think are pirating their content.  They could end up shut down website every one uses like YouTube and what not. It is more complicated than that but that was my simplified version.  Not sure if the law will pass but I hope not because it would break the internet but good.  All so not sure how many other website are going to take put in going dark on January 18.  If you can’t get on a website that day you will know why.