SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Act itself allows copyright holders to challenge the use of their content in any form on the internet. But recently it has caused quite a stir in the Internet community with the web censorship bills.
Thousands of people, including tech giants such as Facebook and Google, have opposed the web censorship bill, saying it would effectively censor the web and place unfair demands on content providers. A few infringing links would be enough to block a site completely.
Sites like GoDaddy has already burnt their fingers by supporting SOPA. The internet community strongly reacted against GoDaddy on their decision to support SOPA. Due tho this several GoDaddy customers started migrating their domains and hosting services to another hosting company.
A number of websites including Wikipedia, Firefox, Reddit and others are planning to blackout their websites on Jan 18th, 2012, to protest the web censorship bills. So if you are too thinking to join the movement and protest again SOPA/PIPA, you can show your support by adding any of these plugins to your blog.
If you don’t want a complete blackout on your website, you can show your support by adding a black ribbon, to your site template. Blogger and WordPress users can add a black ribbon to their blogs with the following code.
<a href="http://americancensorship.org/" target="_blank"><img style="position: fixed; top: 0px; left: 0px; border: none;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yi5uS_ylq4Q/TxVR0csJE6I/AAAAAAAACKs/xp6zdQEjed0/s1600/stop+sopa.png" alt="" /></a> <a href="http://americancensorship.org/" target="_blank"><img style="position: fixed; top: 0px; right: 0px; border: none;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yux3YQuToKw/TxVRzjOnv8I/AAAAAAAACKk/PqdYuNV8v28/s1600/stop+pipa.png" alt="" /></a>
WordPress users have other alternatives too. WordPress users can search the plugins repository here to show your support. Every bit of support can potentially make a huge difference. Do share your views!!!