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January 18, 2012 AT 1:00 pm

Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation – Stop #SOPA #PIPA

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Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation. Like many others, we at Adafruit believe SOPA/PIPA will impose harmful regulations on American businesses.

The Internet blacklist legislation—known as PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House—invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation. Urge your members of Congress to reject this Internet blacklist campaign in both its forms!

To make the most impact, we’re asking YOU to do two things. Today, use our handy tool to send an email to your representatives, letting them know you oppose these bills and they should too. Then, on January 23, when the Senate is back in session (and scheduled to vote on PIPA on January 24), call your Senator and tell him or her that it’s time to stand with the Internet and against the Internet blacklists!

Read more and take action on the EFF’s site.


Which sites in the electronics space are making a difference?

Adafruit Industries
Dangerous Prototypes
DorkbotPDX
Evil Mad Scientist
Hack-a-Day
Hacked Gadgets
MAKE Magazine (And O’Reilly Media)
MakerBot Industries
NYC Resistor
Sparkfun
WIRED

You have many choices for who you support to supply you with news, electronics and more. Please support the companies that are using their sites to raise awareness of this important issue.

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3 Comments

  1. This should be on front page but anyway, I’m glad you’ve joined opposition.

  2. @habo – there is a banner on the front page.

  3. uchobby.com has a blackout in effect for the entire day.

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