Help Stop SOPA

If you haven’t heard of SOPA yet, you are defiantly going to hear about it soon as its going to effect your daily internet use massively, and will allow companies to block sites in which they feel are infringing their work, in my view SOPA is a very bad thing, and we should stop it.

If after watching the video above you may think this law would just effect thoose who live in the US, but it won’t as you may now know companies like to get every penny they possibly can, as such there is no chance they would stop at America.

But many sites have decided to go dark on the 18th of January in order to protest this law from passing, and includes one of the largest communities on the web, Reddit. Alongside Reddit we have also recently heard that Minecraft will also be shutting both their site down, as well as their online gaming features:

Decided. We’ll silently take down http://minecraft.net and http://mojang.com on the 18th in protest of SOPA. Posted from Minecraft’s creator, Markus Peerson on Twitter.

Alongside these two companies we are sure many more will join, TechNutty being one of them, yes we just said it on the 18th of January TechNutty UK will be deciding to go dark, in light of this bill as we want to play a part in trying to stop this terrible law.

[Update] Wikipedia still deciding on whether or not to join in with the protest.

“I’m all in favor of it, and I think it would be great if we could act quickly to coordinate with Reddit. I’d like to talk to our government affairs advisor to see if they agree on this as useful timing, but assuming that’s a greenlight, I think that matching what Reddit does (but in our own way of course) per the emerging consensus on how to do it, is a good idea. But that means we need to move forward quickly on a concrete proposal and vote – we don’t have the luxury of time that we usually have, in terms of negotiating with each other for weeks about what’s exactly the best possible thing to do. As I understand it, the Foundation is talking to people about how we can geolocate and guide people to their Congressperson, etc. Geoff will know about that. Our task is to decide to do it with a thumbs up / thumbs down vote.”

Quote from Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

[Update] Found video from Anonymous, we actually agree with them this time:

What do you think? Will you be joining in on the protests during the 18th of January?

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