If you are an “always” online person like me, you may have heard already about the biggest online protest tomorrow, Wednesday (January 18, 2012) against the SOPA/PIPA Act.
If you are an online business owner, will you be affected by this protest?
Well, for starters…you may need to do some research. I think it’s important to be “informed” about these two bills that has been creating an online buzz among social media, blog network and online news.
While Wikipedia will shut its digital doors tomorrow, as an online business owner…it is important to do your research and how you can respond. You may respond the right way, the wrong way or the other way…either way, at least respond with responsibility.
For students, you may need to print or do your online research now since Wikipedia will be totally black out tomorrow.
Why the “blackout”?
According to SOPAStrike.com, the blackout is a way for the bill get into the mainstream and inform people on how it could affect your everyday online use.
Here are some links of where these two bills stand now
Where do SOPA & PIPA Stand Now?>> http://mashable.com/2012/01/17/sopa-pipa/
SOPA/PIPA Headed for Major Make-over >> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/sopa-pipa_n_1209228.html
Why SOPA is dangerous? http://mashable.com/2012/01/17/sopa-dangerous-opinion/
Here are the popular websites that are participating on this major online protest:
Wikipedia (total blackout tomorrow)
Google (available but will have a homepage change)
Reddit (will gone down for 12 hours)
If you’ve done your research and wanted to respond and stop SOPA/PIPA, you can send an email to your state legislators here: https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173
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