A lot of websites, including ours, went black on Wednesday 18th January 2012 in an attempt to try to raise awareness of the SOPA and PIPA legislation currently proposed in the USA. I’ve been reading a few articles over the past few days questioning whether an internet wide protest is the most effective way of fighting things. However, here’s a few reasons why it has been effective. Continue Reading
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Today from 08:00am to 08:00pm EST (01:00pm to 01:00am GMT) Gaming and Tech Network will be joining the internet blackout to protest against SOPA and PIPA alongside sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit, Mojang, RPS, WordPress, Google and more.
Displayed in place of the normal site will be information about how to petition against SOPA and PIPA. Don’t worry though, if you’re not a US citizen you can still help if you want by petitioning the State Department. We’ll also have a ribbon displayed in the top right corner of the site from now until the 24th January 2012 linking to information on SOPA and PIPA.
We felt that this disruption is worthwhile since we have 2 US writers and our US readers. If this legislation is passed by the US senate it could change the way the internet works in the US, it may also affect us in the long run.
So join us and many others today in uniting to stop SOPA and PIPA once and for all.
The Gaming and Tech Network team