Boing Boing latest to announce SOPA blackout

Boing Boing has announced that they are joining Reddit and some other major sites on the web. They are going to blackout their website in protest against SOPA on January 18.

Boing Boing spoke about their decision:

Boing Boing could never co-exist with a SOPA world: we could not ever link to another website unless we were sure that no links to anything that infringes copyright appeared on that site. So in order to link to a URL on LiveJournal or WordPress or Twitter or BlogSpot, we’d have to first confirm that no one had ever made an infringing link, anywhere on that site. Making one link would require checking millions (even tens of millions) of pages, just to be sure that we weren’t in some way impinging on the ability of five Hollywood studios, four multinational record labels, and six global publishers to maximize their profits.

Boing Boing latest to announce SOPA blackout

Their concerns are very valid considering the act is so vaguely written that it would probably threaten the existence of any blog or discussion forum if it is turned into a law.

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