Some of the best SOPA protest pages 2012

Today is the day of the SOPA protests and many of the most well known and most visited websites all around the world are joining the protests to get the word out there. Basically, there is two new pieces of legislation that are being considered in the US and many people believe that it will actually threaten freedom of speech on the internet. The pieces of legislation have been considered in order to clamp down on piracy when it comes to the internet, but the current protests are in regards to the legislation actually having a negative effect.

There have been quite a few congressmen that are in favour of these pieces of legislation and previously, GoDaddy also said that they were in favour of it. However, it is thought that currently, President Obama is not in favour of the legislation and with the huge protests going on around the world form such a huge number of websites, the legislation will hopefully not be passed.

Here are some of the best SOPA protest pages:

 

Google

Google is the largest search engine in the world and has placed a link to SOPA on their homepage in the US.

 

Wikipedia

Wikipedia has halted its service for the day in protest. This is thought to affect 25 million people around the world.

 

Mozilla

Mozilla; the creator of the Firefox web browser is also supporting SOPA.

 

Reddit

Reddit is one of the biggest news sites in the world and the protests are thought to affect around 7 million people.

 

WordPress

Wordpress has closed down their website for the day in protest. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world.

 

Twitpic

TwitPic is supporting the protests too, although has chosen not to close down operations of their website.

 

Icanhazcheezburger

Icanhazcheezburger is one of the most visited sites on the internet and has joined in the protests.

 

Minecraft

Minecraft is a popular gaming website and has shut down operations for today.

 

Wired

Wired.com is one of the most popular tech news sites out there and has censored its information in protest.

 

Many people believe that the protests will work whilst others don’t. One thing is certain though and that is that millions of users around the world have already been affected by the protests from these large websites. Millions have complained about the Wikipedia protest including many students.

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