January 18th is going to be amazing. Sites are striking in all different ways, but they are united by this: do the biggest thing you possibly can, and drive contacts to Congress. Put this on your site or automate it by putting this JS into your header, which will start the blackout at 8AM EST and end at 8PM EST.
Our End of the ‘Net will be participating in this strike. At 8 AM EST Wednesday, until 8 PM EST Wednesday evening, this site will be unavailable to you — just like it would be if SOPA were to ever become law.
On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need internet companies to follow Reddit’s lead and stand up for the web, as we internet users are doing every day.
All of the major websites will be participating in this blackout, or at least posting some sort of announcement in protest. Even Google has decided to take some action for tomorrow.