The Internet Goes on Strike to stop SOPA / PIPA

Today, January 18, 2012, WordPress.com along with dozens of other sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are going dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

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Even though SOPA has been delayed, its cousin, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) is set to go before the Senate on January 24, 2012.

Site owners are not crazy about either bill, as the burden of policing copyright holders will fall on the site owners themselves, rather than law enforcement.

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