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#1 adamhanlon

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:36 AM

Wetpixel goes on strike from 8am till 8pm on 18 January.

Wetpixel will be joining a group of sites including Wikipedia, Mozilla and Wordpress in a strike against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Wednesday 18 January. SOPA is an act that is currently on its way through the US House of Representatives and has potentially far-reaching negative consequences for all internet users worldwide. The bill has been delayed in a vote last weekend, but is not yet defeated.

In order to show our dismay at this legislation, Wetpixel will be "off-air" or "go dark" from 8am to 8pm PST (- 8 hours GMT) on 18 January. Normal access to the site will be available outside of those hours, but to repeat, the site will be unavailable from 8 till 8. We hope that you will understand and support the reason for this inconvenience: If a bill like SOPA is allowed to pass, it will severely restrict the freedom that we all enjoy, even on sites like Wetpixel.

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#2 scorpio_fish

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

Looks like it is dead in the House.

SOPA Derailed

The Senate still has its version kicking around. This piece of crap legislation is an example of bought and paid-for bi-partisan graft. It's support doesn't follow a political philosophy. It's about lobbying money buying power.

The message is being heard.
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