Obviously I have not joined the Blackout today, but that doesn’t mean I don’t support the cause. In case you haven’t already heard, there are two bills in Congress (PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the house) right now that threaten free speech, and freedom of information, on the web. Watch this brief video to learn more about these two bills, which are being presented as anti-piracy bills. They aren’t actually going to stop piracy. Corporations who are concerned with this have plenty of tools already – which they stretch to the limit to go after individuals who they claim are infringing their copyrights.
Please contact your reps in congress about this if you haven’t already. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a quick and easy way to do this but you can also look them up and call or email directly.