|Why is the Internet on strike today?|
|News Releases - Media & Communications|
|Written by Mozilla|
|Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:08|
Today, Mozilla is joining the virtual strike against Internet censorship – along with others like Wikipedia and Google – to raise awareness of US Congress legislation that could fundamentally alter the Internet we know and love.
This harmful legislation, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate, will be voted on as early as January 24th in the Senate.
If you live in the US, there's still time to help stop these bills from becoming law. Please visit mozilla.org/sopa for information on the bill, and on ways you can reach out to your legislators.
What makes this legislation so bad? Here's how it would change the Web:
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