A few different websites have "gone dark" today in in order to highlight the pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, in the House) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA, in the Senate). Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, Wired, and others all have their own statements or mini-protests with information on more and ways to contact your representatives on the issue.
The bills would empower the attorney general to create a blacklist of sites to be blocked by Internet service providers, search engines, payment providers and advertising networks, all without a court hearing or a trial. The House version goes further, allowing private companies to sue service providers for even briefly and unknowingly hosting content that infringes on copyright — a sharp change from current law, which protects the service providers from civil liability if they remove the problematic content immediately upon notification. The intention is not the same as China’s Great Firewall, a nationwide system of Web censorship, but the practical effect could be similar.
The House bill would also emulate China’s system of corporate “self-discipline,” making companies liable for users’ actions. The burden would be on the Web site operator to prove that the site was not being used for copyright infringement. The effect on user-generated sites like YouTube would be chilling.
Eyes wide shut for a different kinda "transparency " coming to you soon or not...
YOUR CHOICE !!!! Copy and repost , keep it going...