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They are protesting because they believe that the extent of the SOPA legislation could make their businesses unworkable in the US.
However, over the weekend, SOPA was dealt a major blow as the legislation was delayed until ‘outstanding concerns’ have been addressed. So the protest seems like a bit of a damp squib to me, something that might have been better saved until after the vote on the legislation was rescheduled.
Furthermore, the blackout isn’t going to bring the world to its knees. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ aren’t participating and they could all be affected. Maybe if they were, the world would take more notice.
In all seriousness, SOPA could fundamentally undermine the online activity of anyone who has links on their own website or other online property that lead to a third party website. My feeling is that SOPA could create all sorts of problems, even for those of us who aren’t based in the US.
Incidentally, if you want to participate in the blackout, you can do so here.
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