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Google join SOPA's list of enemies, will protest SOPA using home page

SOPA gets another ally, Google, who will protest SOPA using their very popular home page

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 17, 2012 @ 23:04 CST

[Update: Changed the title, now less confusing.] When you visit Google tomorrow, and let's face it, we know you will, you'll see that they will have posted a link on their home page notifying users of Google's opposition to the controversial anti-piracy bills being thrown around like candy in Congress.

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Google confirmed in a statement that they will join other popular sites such as Reddit, and Wikipedia, as well as other influential tech sites in staging protests of varying kinds against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA, and Protect IP Act (PIPA) which are (of course) backed by big entertainment and media interests.

A Google representative has said:

Like many businesses, entrepreneurs, and Web users, we oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue Web sites without asking American companies to censor the Internet. So tomorrow we will be joining many other tech companies to highlight this issue on our U.S. home page.

NEWS SOURCES:News.cnet.com


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