If you follow my blog on a regular computer – laptop or desktop – you shouldn’t see this until tomorrow, but it appears that some mobile versions of my site are only showing a protest ribbon rather than the full blackout, so I wanted to share the information below, prepared by WordPress, the company that provides my blog software.
Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). From personal blogs to giants like WordPress and Wikipedia, sites all over the web — including this one — are asking you to help stop this dangerous legislation from being passed. Please watch the video below to learn how this legislation will affect internet freedom, then take action.
As a resident of DC, I do not have voting representation in Congress, so if you’re a fan of this blog, I ask you to act on my behalf. While Internet piracy is a problem, this legislation is dangerously broad. There are better ways to stop intellectual property theft, so please ask your legislators to work towards finding those.
From the mobile site, you can get to the actions by clicking the “stop censorship” ribbon.