Internet Blackout Tomorrow

Several highly used websites are going dark tomorrow (Wednesday) for 12-24 hours to protest and raise awareness about the Stop Online Policy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).  Sites that will be going dark include WikipediaInternet ArchiveReddit, Boing Boing, and others – see SOPAStrike for a continually updated list.

SOPA and PIPA are two pieces of legislature currently in play in Congress that could have significant effects on libraries and our users.  SOPA is on hold for the moment, but PIPA is still scheduled for a cloture vote on January 24th.

So we’ve been reading up on SOPA and PIPA lately. Here are some resources we’ve found useful: