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1st internet blackout by Reddit to fight SOPA PIPA

Dear Reader,

The internet is getting serious.

For a while there were rumors, that in response to SOPA and PIPA big internet companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon would switch off their sites. Last week those rumors were denied mostly.

Now a huge, consumer driven website is getting serious.

Reddit.com has announced on its blog here an internet blackout for January 18th, from 8am–8pm EST (1300–0100 UTC).

Have you ever heard of a business shutting down in protest of a planed law? That’s how seriously fucked up this law is. And how serious people are in their opposition.

Stay tuned for more.

Engine Room