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Major Websites goes protest against SOPA and PIPA

This week, major websites goes protest against SOPA and PIPA bill. Websites including online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Social News and Community website, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and Webblog Boing Boing.

SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011. It builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008, PIPA. These bills have been presented as a way to protect movie studios, record labels and others.

The supporters range from the Country Music Association to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Despite calls for black out participation, sites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other major websites decided to show their support to against the bill.

 

See below about the participation of the major website on the oppose of the bill.

Facebook supports on protest against SOPA, view their pages:

Anti-SOPA Facebook page
Stop Internet Censorship by Protesting SOPA

Wikipedia shut down the English version of its online encyclopedia for 24 hours to protest the SOPA and PIPA. Only information about PIPA and SOPA have remained searchable during this blackout period.

Wikipedia goes dark - Blackout Protest

Reddit makes a move to protest SOPA and PIPA

Reddit goes down to protest SOPA and PIPA

WordPress goes dark to protest SOPA see the below picture.

Wordpress.org protest PIPA

Google established its support to oppose SOPA and PIPA bill.

Google goes to protest SOPA and PIPA

Related Entries / Articles / References / Links :
Anti-SOPA Facebook page – Facebook Official Site
Stop Internet Censorship by Protesting SOPA – Facebook Official Site
Stop American Censorship – Official Site
SOPA Strike – Official Site
About Protect IP Act – PIPA – Wikipedia Official Site
About Stop Online Piracy Act – SOPA – Wikipedia Official Site

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