A few days ago reddit announced that it will be going dark on January 18th from 8am to 8pm EST in protest of SOPA and if you don’t know what SOPA is check this out. Ben Huh today said via Twitter that they will also be going dark in protest of SOPA and we have also decided that we will be going dark that day as well.
For the most part anyone that is pretty technical knows about SOPA and why it’s bad but there are so many other that do not know what it is and we need to raise awareness. A redditor went to a taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and asked Stewart why he hasn’t talked about SOPA. The thought was that he is being censored by Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom but that doesn’t seem to be the case, it seems that it was just oversight on their part.
By large sites going dark in unison this will show everyone that we are all in this together and that it’s a really bad thing to pass. You know whats really bad, the guy who wrote the SOPA act is a copyright violator and don’t even get me started on the fact the RIAA is pirating stuff.