Along with Wikipedia and other sites, this blog will go on strike on the 18th of January, 2012. We will be closed starting 13:00 UTC (also known as 1 pm Greenwich Mean Time – that’s 8 am Eastern Standard Time for you Americans). We should be back 12 hours later.
Congress has decided to shelve the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until a more compliant president is elected. But we need to let them know now that this bill sucks, along with its evil partner, the Protect IP Act or PIPA. That’s what the internet strike is about.
(By the way, the official version of the “strike” webpage is flawed because it uses relative links that don’t work when you copy it to your own site. I fixed those in my version.)