Lorrie (lwood) wrote,

lorien website BLACKOUT

Friends, as of midnight Eastern Standard Time (GMT-0500) on 18 January 2012, I will be blacking out all sites that I host in protest of two short-sighted bills currently being considered by the US Congress, known commonly as SOPA and PIPA. These sites will be down until 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-0800) on that same day.

E-mail will not be affected, and webmail will still work.

For more information on what SOPA and PIPA are, and why you as an Internet-using individual should be concerned about legislation that will give the United States Government the mandate to remove sites from the Internet without benefit of criminal trial or due process, please check out blacklist.eff.org.

Best,

-- Lorrie
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