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Tomorrow, AlterNet Will Join Major Websites in Blackout Against SOPA

 
 
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As we reported earlier today, a number of major websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, will stage a "blackout" tomorrow to protest SOPA and PIPA. Now, we're happy to announce that AlterNet will join the protest.

From 8am to 8pm Eastern tomorrow (Wednesday), AlterNet visitors will be met not with our usual blend of content, but with links to information about the dangerous legislation and ways you can take action against it.

As a Hollywood professional recently wrote of SOPA/PIPA:

Even without SOPA/PIPA's First Amendment implications (you can read some pretty good arguments herehere and here), the bills as currently proposed are horribly flawed documents devised by people who either don't understand how the internet works, or worse, understand it all too well and are trying to game the system for unfair competitive advantage.

Read more from that post here, and we'll see you on the other side of the blackout.

AlterNet / By Staff

Posted at January 17, 2012, 10:23am

 
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