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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David
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1997-10-01

OSNews is actually an American operation, Thom's well-known Dutchness notwithstanding, and if Google and Facebook go dark, so will OSNews. Maybe it will be like saying you were at Woodstock or there on the day the Berlin Wall went down.

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abcxyz Member since:
2009-07-30

OSNews, yes. SOPA can ripple waves worldwide, yes. Thom in particular can call his representatives all he wants and it won't help a squat, because they are not involved. He can stage a protest march and it won't reach DC (and even if it did, not their voters, so wouldn't care). There were other examples of US actions profoundly impacting the world people elsewhere (and in fact in the US as well) did not care for much, but being on the outside does not give you many options... except for raising awareness (and venting frustration in the process).

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