Tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, will be the largest internet protest in history. Thousands of sites across the internet, including some of the biggest in the world, will be blacking out and directing people to contact Congress to kill the web censorship bill, SOPA and PIPA. And the Rock and Roll Report is getting involved.
On January 18th, the Rock and Roll Report will go dark for the day in protest of SOPA and PIPA and encourage you, if you are American, to contact your member of Congress and have your voice heard.
In just 7 days, the Senate will vote on forever altering the free and open internet by instituting a new regime of extra-judicial, corporate-led website takedowns. This is a fundamental fight about who has power in society — the people with the means to communicate freely or the governments and corporations that feel threatened.
For the full state of play on the censorship bills, take a look at this infographic we’ve put together. Click here. The clock is ticking, and we’re still 35 senators short of the number we need to kill the bill.
If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, please use these links to spread the word about the protest:
The Rock and Roll Report