You may have noticed that the Internet seems a bit..off today. Actually, most of it seems off. Literally. Sites such as Wikipedia (eng), Google, Boing Boing, Reddit,, as well as several other sites, have all decided to go dark today, protesting both the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). And here’s why.
Late last month, Texas Congressman Lamar Smith introduced H.R. 3261, more commonly known as the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. The goal of the bill is to provide the US Government, specifically the Attorney General, with the tools to crack down on copyright infringement and counterfeit goods. The intent of SOPA seems fair enough. […]