Tomorrow, January 18, 2012, dlheidemann.com will go dark in protest to SOPA and PIPA.
If you're (somehow) unaware of what SOPA is please read this article by your favorite Mythbuster (and all around great critical thinker) Adam Savage.
Effectively, SOPA could break the internet. A quote from the article,
Make no mistake: These bills aren't simply unconstitutional, they are anticonstitutional. They would allow for the wholesale elimination of entire websites, domain names, and chunks of the DNS (the underlying structure of the whole Internet), based on nothing more than the "good faith" assertion by a single party that the website is infringing on a copyright of the complainant. The accused doesn't even have to be aware that the complaint has been made.
Read more: MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It - Popular Mechanics
So please, do something. I'm not asking you to agree with me, although I hope you do. If nothing else, I hope you understand the gravity of this situation. This is a big deal. The internet you know and love could change forever.
Thanks everyone. I think the overall silence on the internet was deafening.
Good job to all those who participated, and for all of you who finally figured out what the hell was so important.