Many of you read my previous post about SOPA, The Stop Online Piracy Act, and how it poses a real threat to future freedom and innovation on the Internet. Websites built around user-generated content, like Twitter or Reddit, simply could not exist if SOPA was law. In order to increase awareness about the dangers of SOPA, many websites will be staging “blackouts” to show their opposition to SOPA and educating their visitors on this misguided legislation.
Site5 will be staging a blackout of our website on the 18th and 23rd of January and if you operate a website we encourage you to do the same! If you are using WordPress there is a plugin that we are hosting which will allow you to easily display a message about SOPA to your visitors and customize the dates it will be shown. You can view a preview of that message and the plugin can be downloaded directly from the WordPress website below: