I will support anti-SOPA Blackout Day. Thus, on January 18th this blog will go dark from 00h00 to 24h00 UTC… provided the WordPress plugin I have installed works fine. ;-)
Added on January 19, 14h21 CET
It seems that the blackout is beginning to yield actual results:
PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed
Members of the Senate are rushing for the exits in the wake of the Internet’s unprecedented protest of the Protect IP Act (PIPA). At least 13 members of the upper chamber announced their opposition on Wednesday. In a particularly severe blow for Hollywood, at least five of the newly-opposed Senators were previously co-sponsors of the Protect IP Act. (Update: since we ran this story, the tally is up to 18 Senators, of which seven are former co-sponsors. See below.)
arstechnica.com: PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed
Added on January 22, 02h11 CET
SOPA, PIPA postponed: Nice work, everyone
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the PROTECT-IP Act, known as PIPA, have both been postponed from being voted on in the House and Senate respectively.
Though both bills have been shelved, both SOPA and PIPA are far from dead. What is clear, however, is that the bills will not return in their current form.
This isn’t Washington losing. This is Washington listening to the people that it represents. The delay of any action on SOPA and PIPA is a victory for us all, from news publications to ordinary folks on the street.
Nice work, everyone.
ZDNet.com: SOPA, PIPA postponed: Nice work, everyone