Why Some of Your Favorite Sites Are Blacked Out: Protesting PIPA/SOPA

You may have noticed that a number of your favorite sites have gone black today in order to protest PIPA and SOPA. If you aren’t familiar with PIPA and SOPA they are bills that would ultimately end up censoring the Internet.

Check out the video below to learn more about PIPA/SOPA.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Beginning January 25, The Senate will begin voting on the two bills, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which is why websites and blogs across the web are taking action today and showing they do not support these bills. Millions of people have already opposed them, but there is hope that with certain sites “blacking out”, even more people will become aware of what SOPA and PIPA are and actively oppose them by contacting their representatives and signing online petitions.

The question many of us local bloggers have is: how is SOPA/PIPA going to affect my blog? If you’re lucky enough to make a profit or a living from your blog, how will this legislation affect your income? What’s the outcome for bloggers in all of this? Read some reactions about SOPA/PIPA from bloggers across the country below.

And a few links from our friends around the web talking about SOPA/PIPA:

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