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SOPA Blackout

502Photos – Travis and Jen (and their families) believe in freedom of speech and expression. Imagine if this website didn’t exist because someone found it a “rogue-site” that could hurt their profits. From wikipedia “SOPA and PIPA put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.”

Wikipedia – “Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge”
“For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.”
Mozilla – “We believe in an open web.”
Google – Blocked their logo from their homepage.
ThePirateBay – Blocked their logo from their homepage.
Wordpress – Censored all of their blog templates.
Craigslist – “STOP PIPA (Senate 968) & SOPA (HR 3261)
Imagine a world without craigslist, Wikipedia, Google, [your favorite sites here]…
News Corp, RIAA, MPAA, Nike, Sony, Comcast, VISA & others want to make that world your reality.
80 Members of Congress are in their sway, 30 against, the rest undecided or undeclared.
★ ★ ★ Please take a minute to tell your Members of Congress you OPPOSE PIPA & SOPA ★ ★ ★
☮ louisville craigslist ☮”

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Read and act. You do not know how much this will effect your world.

502PHOTOSCOM - January 18, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Thanks very much for your reply and thanks for searching and landing here, we hope you found a post or two that caught your interest. We whole heartedly believe in theft prevention, but this bill allows too much power to corporations and lobbyists – particularly in the entertainment industry. Efforts should be more targeted and destroying free information highways is NOT the way to do it.

LoHi - January 18, 2012 - 11:43 am

Good for you guys! I am constantly checking out wedding blogs, photo sites, etc. and intentionally did a search today to see what sites would be participating in the Blackout. Those are going to be the sites I support from now on- I like my internet the way it is, thank you very much. Thanks for being up-to-date enough with the rest of the tech world to participate :)

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