If you use the Internet, chances are you’ve heard a lot of the commotion about the SOPA and PIPA bills making their way around the United States Congress right now. Today, many sites like Google, Reddit, and Wikipedia are protesting the bills as they are generally considered to be bad for the health of the Internet as a whole. Both bills have the noble goal of eliminating piracy on the Internet, but actually contain clauses that promote extreme censorship that would harm many websites, including ours here at Overclockers.com.
We are not blacking out today because we want to continue providing our community the high level of service they love, but we do want to make sure all of our users are informed on the current events that could impact their lives and this site in the future. So, please take a few moments to browse some of the links below and if you are American, take action by contacting your local representatives.
- Google – End Piracy, not Liberty
- Reddit blackout page with lots of useful information and link to further reading
- Wikipedia SOPA and PIPA information page
- Twitter – #blackout
- Twitter – #stopSOPA
- Slashdot – What can you do about SOPA and PIPA?
Of course, you can leave your comments and questions below, too.