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Reddit to shut down in opposition to SOPA

symbolset (646467) writes | more than 2 years ago

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symbolset (646467) writes "Under the banner "Stopped they must be; on this all depends", Reddit carries this notice today. On January 19th from 8AM to 8PM EST Reddit, one of the more popular sites on the Internet, will replace their normal content with a simple message in opposition of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) currently in consideration for passage in the US Congress. Many technology professionals believe these bills to be a threat to the Internet as we know it. Slashdot has been covering this ongoing story."
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Done (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 2 years ago | (#38660500)

I had to go through over 50 spams for things like burial plots, air compressors, dresses, shoes, accountants, but I found it.

More power to Reddit !! (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | more than 2 years ago | (#38660678)

Say NO !!! to SOPA or your children will ask you "Why didn't you stop SOPA while you could?" one fine day.

Done (1)

KlaymenDK (713149) | more than 2 years ago | (#38661066)

Voted up. Glad to see you again and hope you make it.

I'm far away from all this (geographically, politically, probably not effectively) but I wonder ... if this would allow anyone to shut down anything on the grounds of a mere complaint, then what's to stop the general public from complaining about a long list of .gov and .com domains on the same day this takes effect, and keep doing that?

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