Reddit Plans to Black Itself Out to Protest SOPA

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The popular social news website/forum will shut the lights on itself from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on January 18 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, better known as SOPA. Founders of the well-trafficked website as well as its members have been passionate in their opposition to the House bill that they say would amount to censorship and lead to the site’s death. (It opposes the Protect IP Act as well.) Last month, Reddit led a boycott of GoDaddy, a leading domain name registrar, forcing the company to (publicly) claim that it would no longer support SOPA as presently constituted. We’ll find out in one week what twelve hours of targeted Internet rage can accomplish.