Archive for January, 2012

Blackout day

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

As you probably have heard by now, lots of major and minor sites are blacking out at least portions of their content to protest a couple of proposed bills in Congress, SOPA and PIPA.

Among other things, passing these bills into law would give American businesses an insane amount of power to shut down any site provides or even links to content that facilitates piracy, this means that in the ten years this site has been around, if I or some Internet user posts something that pointed to a perfectly legitimate website way back in 2003, and that site has gone defunct, resulting in some spammer/piracy site has set up shop there, I’m still linking to it, and could be taken offline, leaving me with no recourse, and no site.

If nothing else, please read about the bills, and take appropriate action.