Fear of a Black Internet

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What is SOPA? It’s the Stop Online Privacy Act — the reason that many Internet sites, including Wikipedia, have chosen to go down today.  (It’s also the reason that Google is giving you a black box as its daily “doodle.”  They’re trying to get your attention.)

You can find out more about SOPA, and who’s supporting  this day of action, at this link: : SOPA Strike.

We’ll print more on SOPA some day when we don’t have to use white-on-white, because we’re not sure how many of our readers will know to highlight the words in order to read them.  Plus, plenty has been said elsewhere.

Oh yeah: this site itself is among those that might be threatened by SOPA, as are many of your favorites, so if you want to retain the Internet as we have known it, contact your members of Congress.  Parts of the Internet have gone dark for one day today; in the future, if SOPA passes, it could be much worse.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)