Google Joins the SOPA Protests on January 18

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:50

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Tomorrow will be a darker day for the internet, as many websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit are planning to black out for most of the day, if not all. Google, a major opponent of SOPA and PIPA, also plans to join the protests tomorrow, but it doesn't seem like it will be such a dramatic protest. Apparently there will just be a link on the home page (Google confirmed that the link won't replace the Google logo). A Google representative told CNet, "Like many businesses, entrepreneurs, and Web users, we oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue Web sites without asking American companies to censor the Internet. So tomorrow we will be joining many other tech companies to highlight this issue on our U.S. home page." If you have your own website and would like to join in the blackout protests, Google's Pierre Far released a quite informative and helpful guide to doing it and doing it in a way that it won't break your website. You can read that here