For the first time in its history, PressThink has gone dark for a day to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), now before the House of Representatives, and its Senate companion Protect IP Act (PIPA.) I have taken this action in solidarity with Wikipedia, Reddit and other key Internet sites.

Here are some links that explain the issue and why I have decided to take this site offline for a day.

Wikipedia blackout to go ahead as tech firms rail against Sopa proposals (The Guardian)

The Case For and Against the Wikipedia Blackout (

Congress considers anti-piracy bills that could cripple Internet industries (O'Reilly Radar)

What You Need to Know About the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012 (Huffington Post)