| January 17, 2012

iSchool and Information Space Blackout: Stop SOPA/PIPA Wednesday 1/18

2 Comments

  1. Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink
     

    Well written Issac! Will be blacking out as much as I can and will be sure to share this link before. Thanks for sharing :) 

  2. The Great Blackout of 2012
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
     

    THE GREAT BLACKOUT of 2012

     

     

    I first learned of SOPA and PIPA a
    few months ago. The prospects of thwarting the efforts of behemoths like Disney
    and CBS seemed dismal at the time. Everyone assumed that these bills were a
    slam dunk and we would all have to bow, once again, to the power of
    multinational corporate greed.

     

     

    I blacked-out all of my websites.
    The few hundred visitors that frequent them seemed to support the effort. I
    lost only one subscriber from my mailing list. I salute the subscriber who left
    because that person exercised the right that I was fighting for – the right to
    get uncensored information and to choose for him/herself what to do with that
    information.

     

     

    Defeating SOPA – PIPA pales in
    comparison to what is an historic event; THE GREAT BLACKOUT of 2012. The
    blackout was a demonstration of the FIRST EVER TRULY FREE PRESS - internet
    bloggers, website publishers , search engines, social networks, classified
    advertising, and the average day to day guy with a Facebook page – in unison,  took down the what is arguably among the most
    powerful lobbies in Washington – the music and film industry.

     

     

    Whether you support or oppose SOPA –
    PIPA you should be in awe of what has happened in the last three days.

     

     

     

    This is a demonstration of what can
    be done by those willing to stand up and be counted.

     

     

    This is democracy at its finest.

     

     

    Long live the people.

     

     

    Dan Laget

    The Campus Herald

     

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