How Some of the Internet’s Biggest Sites Are Protesting SOPA and PIPA

Wordpress's homepage usually shows some highlights of sites that use the Wordpress blogging platform, one of the most flexible and powerful platforms that's still usable by normal folks. Instead, they're all censored. It's one of the more powerful examples we've seen--this is what the world could really look like if these bills pass. Wordpress

The internet is not going to take the possible passing of SOPA and PIPA lying down. As a protest, today is the day of the SOPA Blackout, in which many of the sites and services we use every day take a stand–and go black, just as they might be legally forced to do if these bills pass. You know about Wikipedia, sure. But there are lots of other protests going on around the web today (and, apparently, in real life), and some of them are really interesting and creative.

If you’re interested in having your voice heard, Ars Technica has a great piece laying out the best ways to protest.

Click to launch a tour of the internet’s SOPA Blackout Day.