Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 10:37 UTC
Internet & Networking So, this one slipped by completely undetected late last year (no, I don't grow tired of saying that). CNet reported that Google, Amazon, Facebook, and similarly large, anti-SOPA companies are mulling over the option of taking their websites off the air to replace them with an anti-SOPA message, asking users to contact their elected officials.
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RE: Comment by Bobthearch
by jackastor on Wed 4th Jan 2012 15:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Bobthearch"
jackastor
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That would be my concern too, the reality is that alot of businesses rely on these online services, and they have to work to keep their customers so if google/amazon/whomever goes offline, by necessity they'll have to immediately find a replacement until those sites come back online.

Wouldn't it be more effective if they instead start a notification blitz so their services are still useable but the sites are plastered with notices? Google could increase the ranking of SOPA related links regardless of search maybe? Not sure if that would violate their own policies. Amazon could offer rebates on products if you sign an anti SOPA petition form or whatever.

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