Amazon, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and several other companies are said to be considering taking their websites offline in a day of blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Markham Erickson of NetCoalition told FoxNews “a number of companies have had discussions about [blacking out services]” last week, adding “This type of thing doesn’t happen because companies typically don’t want to put their users in that position. The difference is that these bills so fundamentally change the way the Internet works. People need to understand the effect this special-interest legislation will have on those who use the Internet.”
Then again, maybe they’ll find other ways to protest SOPA. The shutdown of the most trafficked sites would definitely garner a lot of attention says TIME’s Techland. Consider what a day without Facebook or Google would be like.
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