January 18th and 23rd are planned blackout days for a number of web sites in protest to passing the Stop Online Piracy Act. Existing legislation like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act already reveal copyright owners ask to shut down web sites even when there is no infringing material. Granting them more power seems like a bad idea.
So in my little way, I will participate. This blog will show a message on the 18th and 23rd on a visitors first visit. Get the Stop SOPA WordPress plug-in and participate too.