[Meta] No LessWrong Blackout?

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Over­com­ing Bias will re­sume nor­mal ser­vice on Jan 18 8:00pm (Eastern Time).

To­day Over­com­ing Bias joins Wikipe­dia and many other sites in protest­ing pro­posed leg­is­la­tion — the Stop On­line Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Se­nate.

If passed, SOPA and PIPA will give the US Jus­tice Depart­ment and courts tremen­dous power to shut down en­tire sites. Th­ese bills en­dan­ger free speech both in the United States and abroad, po­ten­tially set­ting a fright­en­ing prece­dent of In­ter­net cen­sor­ship for the world.

You can find out more about the im­pact of SOPA and PIPA from the Elec­tronic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion.

In­ter­est­ing, my model of Robin Han­son had him say some­thing about the black­out and how it shows peo­ple are hyp­ocrites. Though ob­vi­ously he has strong opinions on in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty. I think it would have been a good idea to Black­out LessWrong to­day. It would have given us a sta­tus boost in most of the com­mu­ni­ties we fre­quent.