I'm not going black today, mostly because I haven't got a clue how to do that on a Typepad blog. But in solidarity and support, I'm encouraing everyone to let congress know you disagree with the Stop Online Piracy Act. This site by google sums it up nicely AND makes it easy for you to add your name to the online petition. The latest information is also available in a Huffington Post article.
"Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA."
The vote is January 24. Sign the petition or write your congressmen before then.
Photo courtesy off techi.com.