I was going to make my site go dark today due to the protest of new bills in Congress called SOPA and PIPA, but I decided to raise awareness about this in a different way.
For those of you who don't know what these bills are all about, please visit this site for an in-depth overview of what the passing of these bills could potentially do to our freedom of speech on the internet. Most websites would be affected by this, so each and every one of you who doesn't want their freedoms taken away should contact their congressman to protest the passing of this bill.
In a nutshell, they want to stop piracy and copyright infringement from foreign sites, but they haven't clearly defined what constitutes a criminal act or what defines a foreign site. This will severely impact social networking sites, blogs, music sharing services, etc. The bottom line is that the government doesn't have any business censoring the internet and we need to all take a stand to fight this bill to the end.
Please contact your local congressman and let them know that you are against both the PIPA and SOPA bill.