Websites go dark to protest Internet censorship
Websites go dark to protest Internet censorshipProposed US legislation aims to tackle online piracy, but critics claim passing it could jeopardise internet freedoms.
The hashtag #stopSOPA trended worldwide on Jan 18, 2012.
Thousands of websites are going dark on Wednesday to protest the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. Critics claim sites could be shut down without due process under the guise of protecting copyright laws.
Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla and Google are only a few of the major websites protesting SOPA on Wednesday.
The Stream speaks with Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian (@kn0thing), and Sandra Aistars (@copyright4) Executive Direction of the Copyright Alliance.
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These are some highlights of the conversation around the web: