Major Internet Companies Considering Blackout Day

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 02 January 2012 17:29


What would you do if major internet companies such as Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, Facebook, and Google all took their websites down, even if just for a day? Well, that could soon be a reality. In protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, major websites such as these are considering taking down their websites for a day and instead display a message for users to contact their Congressmen to vote against SOPA. As much as it would suck to not have those websites available, I really would like to see this happen. It seems that if you get away from the tech industry you don't hear much about SOPA, and I fear that people aren't paying enough attention to realize how bad this bill really is. Even if they aren't interested in tech news, it's hard to find someone who doesn't use at least one of those websites, if not all of them. I encourage all of you to contact your Congressmen and ask them to vote against SOPA, and please encourage everyone you know to do the same. You can read more about the "nuclear option" here.