The internet is free, but many tech companies believe that would no longer be the case should Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its sister bill Protect IP Act (PIPA) pass into law.
The controversial bill aims to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement government. Provisions include court orders to “bar advertising networks and payment facilities from conducting business with infringing websites, and web search engines from linking to the websites, and court orders requiring Internet service providers to block access to the websites.”
Mashable.com has compiled a list of websites going dark in protest and to bring awareness to the issue.
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- Tor Project
- iSchool at Syracuse University
- icanhazCheezburger Network
- Good Old Games
- Free Press
- XDA Developers
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