Dear Sexuality & Society readers:
Tomorrow, Jan, 18, 2012, the Society Pages (which hosts Sexuality & Society) will post a “blackout” screen to protest the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act.” Wikipedia and many other major social media providers will be doing the same. To learn more about this protest as well as the censorship implications of the proposed SOPA legislation, click here: http://sopablackout.org/learnmore/
One of the core values of The Society Pages is that knowledge should be transparent, accessible, and uncensored. Proposed legislation, known as SOPA in the Senate and PIPA in the House, undermines these core values and threatens the very foundation of the Internet. Many prominent websites, such as Wikipedia, have chosen tomorrow as a day of action regarding these legislative moves.
We have decided to join in with these groups and we will present site visitors to The Society Pages with a “splash screen” or “blackout screen” for the entirety of 1/18/12. The screen will inform visitors of the implications of SOPA/PIPA and link to further reading on the subject.
Stay tuned to the Society Pages front page tonight/tomorrow for more developments :http://thesocietypages.org/