To quote TIME's Techland editor:  

"Can you imagine a world without Google or Facebook? If plans to protest the potential passing of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) come to fruition, you won’t need to; those sites, along with many other well-known online destinations, will go temporarily offline as a taste of what we could expect from a post-SOPA Internet.

"Companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Yahoo! and Wikipedia are said to be discussing a coordinated blackout of services to demonstrate the potential effect SOPA would have on the Internet, something already being called a “nuclear option” of protesting."

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This could be a response to the suggestion that Anonymous made a couple of weeks ago. 

http://techland.time.com/2011/12/21/anonymous-blacks-out-the-intern...

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And while I personally see SOPA as a real threat, and Cenk Uygur evidently does not, I still liked his spin in this recent Young Turks clip about how politicians here in the U.S. operate:

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Source:

http://techland.time.com/2012/01/05/sopa-what-if-google-facebook-an...

and you can find tons of other news articles about this by searching Google News:

Search Google News - keywords: SOPA, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon

or wait ... maybe you won't be able to soon!  :-)

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My previous thread on SOPA:  

If SOPA is on Hold then WTF is This Shit?

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I'm glad about this, it looks like people are still reflecting about what happends on the political platform. Altough I'm not a citizen of the US I'm verry glad with this evolution because it would have effect the whole world like everybody knows here.

Congratz fot the E-generation with all their protests and spreding of the effects SOPA could have caused. It wasn't that obvious to inform the regular internet user because a lot of people didn't even knew about it (speaking for my friends who live in Belgium so not for people who live in the US.)

Now let's hope we will succeed to break down all the new attempts that politics will try to make to take over the internet!

KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS

Thanks to everybody!

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