Sorry, I know I just wrote a book, but I wanted to add that I would love to see Buzzfeed, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia and YouTube participate in this blackout. As much as I love these sites, one day to send a very clear, forceful message would be worth it when compared to the prospect of being permanently shut down.
I agree with AdventureNeckbeard and Elrod. I’ve posted so much information, videos and links on my Facebook page and the reaction has been one big collective shrug. I posted something about Skyrim, on the other hand and got over 20 responses. So frustrating! This is a HUGE piece of legislation that will redefine and alter the course of the internet as we know it. People need to wake up. Maybe if our popular sites blackout for a say, they’ll start to understand what’s truly at stake.
Buzzfeed should also blackout that day. Not to protest SOPA, but because it won’t have anything to post if reddit is down.
It disturbs me how some American’s are not paying attention to this as it is very important and a direct violation of their freedom. Most people think its about downloading illegal games, movies and music when it is infact the exact opposite. E.g; Post a video on YouTube of you covering your favorite song and you will be in violation of this bill with possible jail time and a fine granted in your favor. The photo’s you use as your avatar are not your intellectual property? You will be in violation. It’s just ridiculous and more people need to stand against it, it’s your country don’t let old fucks who don’t know how the internet actually works dictate your freedoms of speech and expression.