Will WordPress Blackout Against SOPA

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says he is seriously thinking about a WordPress Blackout in the SOPA campaign.

Will you support the SOPA Blackout Day on 18th January 2012

If your site is running on WordPress there are a number of Worpress SOPA Blackout plugins now available – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=sopa

More information about SOPA from WordPress – http://wordpress.org/news/2012/01/help-stop-sopa-pipa/

SOPA on Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/SOPA/

SOPA on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

SOPA initiative Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative

Join Reddit in a National Blackout Day of Protest Against SOPA

“The freedom, innovation, and economic opportunity that the Internet enables is in jeopardy. Congress is considering legislation that will dramatically change your Internet experience and put an end to reddit and many other sites you use everyday. Internet experts, organizations, companies, entrepreneurs, legal experts, journalists, and individuals have repeatedly expressed how dangerous this bill is. If we do nothing, Congress will likely pass the Protect IP Act (in the Senate) or the Stop Online Piracy Act (in the House), and then the President will probably sign it into law. There are powerful forces trying to censor the Internet, and a few months ago many people thought this legislation would surely pass. However, there’s a new hope that we can defeat this dangerous legislation.

We’ve seen some amazing activism organized by redditors at /r/sopa and across the reddit community at large. You have made a difference in this fight; and as we near the next stage, and after much thought, talking with experts, and hearing the overwhelming voices from the reddit community, we have decided that we will be blacking out reddit on January 18th from 8am–8pm EST (1300–0100 UTC).”

Sources: http://www.reddit.com/tb/odq2q

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