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Stop American Censorship — a campaign from Fight for the Future

Inspiration, News, Resources | Jan 18, 2012

Two bills currently making their way through the United States Congress—SOPA and PIPA—threaten freedom of expression and security online, not to mention the American economy (and economies of countries directly tied to the U.S.).

In protest of these two incredibly dangerous and damaging bills, large portions of the internet will voluntarily blackout in whole or in part on Wednesday, January 18th. Among them are Wikipedia, Mozilla, and Tumblr.

If you’re a U.S. resident, be sure to educate yourself about the bills, their potential effects, and what you can do to stop them from passing. Call your Congressional representatives or send them emails telling them you don’t support SOPA or PIPA. Participate in the blackout, and support other sites that are participating. And most important of all—spread the word!

Check out the infographic below for even more information, and then visit the Stop American Censorship website to get involved.

What do you think about these bills? Have you gotten involved in the campaign to stop them from passing? Let us know in the comments!

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  • http://www.yellowduckwebdesign.co.uk Web Design Essex

    We can’t believe this is even happening… and duly shown my support for the blackout

    We’re pretty much speechless in our office.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Whitney/1417590332 Mike Whitney

    I never thought SOPA would become so huge. Looks like I was wrong when the largest websites in history are blacking out or visibly voicing their objections.

  • M Shafiq88

    2012 is Not the end of the world but the end of the World Wide Web if we don’t stop SOPA & PIPA..

  • @itsMaRissaLynn

    This is absolutely ridiculous, I use fb, twitter etc. to promote myself and for job purposes. First the economy sucks now this. I don’t support this at all I formally disagree. Our government is getting out of hand.

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    It’s important to be proactive and take some sort of action guys. Sign the petitions, write letters, etc. This can affect us all and that’s why we’re taking a strong stand about this. It’s not about politics, it’s about Internet freedom.

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    As usual politicians care about money more than people. They also don’t read or understand most of the stuff they put into law I think.