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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Memo to Bob Goodlatte (4)

Bob:

I'm not alone in my opposition to that "Stop Online Piracy Act" you're sponsoring in the House of Representatives.

The Google home page this morning - Google! - looks like this:


The header is blocked out (signifying censorship),  with the caption beneath reading, "Tell Congress: Please don't censor the web!"

Bob, please don't censor the web!

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Wikipedia is participating as well with a home page that has gone dark and with a caption that reads, "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."

Bob.

* It's a one-day protest against egregious government action - potentially - that will have deleterious effects on our right to free expression.