Wikipedia will globally blackout at midnight tonight eastern time in protest of SOPA and PIPA

If SOPA goes through, I am convinced it will be the beginning of the end of freedom as we know it in the USA.It would change the fundamental inner workings of the internet and not in a good way. If you are against SOPA, please try to get off your asses and go sign a petition or something. I called and spoke with my congressman personally and signed a petition. Here is a link if you want to know more about SOPA:





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Comment by Robert Karp on January 17, 2012 at 3:12pm

Won't happen Meerkat! Obama has officially come out against it!

Comment by Mabel on January 17, 2012 at 4:27pm

On CNN just now (4:25pm eastern time) they said it will go down. I just now checked their website header again, and it says:  "In less 9 hours, the English Wikipedia will be blacked out globally to protest SOPA and PIPA.

So what are you talking about. Where did you hear that?" Do you think he will get them to back down?

Comment by Mabel on January 17, 2012 at 4:38pm

@ Robert - Oh wait. Do you mean Obama won't let SOPA go through? If that is the case, then why is Wikipedia doing this?

Comment by Atheist Exile on January 22, 2012 at 11:26am

Yeah!!! SOPA is dead. The people have been heard. Democracy in action. I love it.

Comment by Barry Eckert on January 22, 2012 at 11:36am

It's dead for the moment. It will probably be back, in some nasty form or other. Too many politicians in the pockets of MPAA and RIAA for it to stay dead.

Comment by Mabel on January 22, 2012 at 12:48pm

@ Barry - Yeah, I hear you. I got an e-mail from my senator saying he withdrew his co-sponsorship until the resolution of outstanding issues are resolved. I'm guessing that might be politician speak for "We'll get you and your little dog too Dorothy, just you wait."

Well this is what I will say right back to them "putem up putem up!" lol

Comment by Mabel on January 22, 2012 at 12:51pm

@ Atheist Exile - Hi! I can just hear what politicians are thinking "Oh my God. People can actually wield power through the internet against the system. The whole of civilization is in danger. Must stop liberty!"


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