The Day the Internet Stood Still

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January 18th will go down in history as the day tens of millions of internet users around the entire world decided to give SOPA a piece of their mind. SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) an anti-piracy bill working its way through Congress that would grant content creators extraordinary power over the internet which would go almost comedically unchecked to the point of potentially creating an ‘Internet Blacklist.”

Quick Facts:

  • Over 115,00 Websites and 13 Million Internet Users participated in the protest
  • 50,000 Sites were blacked out completely
    • Google
    • Wikipedia
    • Craigslist
    • Ebay
  • 400,000 calls to congress

If you participated on the 18th, give yourself a pat on the back; you changed the world.

SOPA The Day the Internet Stood Still

Source: frugaldad.com