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Notable SOPA Protests

A nice chunk of the internet has gone dark today in protest of the SOPA legislation which is up for a vote and is fervently backed by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).  It’s nice to see so many sites up in arms about this legislation and I hope it has an effect.  I’m afraid that it’ll be like the healthcare bill that was jammed down our throats; keep trying until you get it.  I’m sure someday something like SOPA will be passed into law.  They’ve been trying for MANY years to get the ability to censor the web.  It’ll be a sad day when the government is given carte blanche to take down sites without due process.

SEOMike is fully opposed to SOPA, ProtectIP and any other attempt to censor the wonderful, wild internet.

Thousands of websites are protesting today by “going black.”  Below are some screenshots from a few notable sites.

 

Google logo crossed out in protest of SOPA
Google logo crossed out in protest of SOPA

Craigslist goes dark in progest of SOPA
Craigslist goes dark in protest of SOPA

Greenpeace goes dark in progest of SOPA
Greenpeace goes dark in protest of SOPA

Archive.org goes dark in protest of SOPA
Archive.org goes dark in protest of SOPA

Mozilla goes dark in protest of SOPA
Mozilla goes dark in protest of SOPA

Reddit goes dark in protest of SOPA
Reddit goes dark in protest of SOPA

Wikipedia goes dark in protest of SOPA
Wikipedia goes dark in protest of SOPA

Wired gets censored in protest of SOPA
Wired gets censored in protest of SOPA

Wordpress goes dark in progest of SOPA
WordPress goes dark in progest of SOPA / ProtectIP

The Cheezburger network protests SOPA
The Cheezburger network protests SOPA