17 January 2012

No blog posts on Wednesday

Several of the blogs I follow and websites we all use, including Wikipedia, are going dark on Wednesday 18 January, to protest proposed US legislation that could cause enormous harm to the Internet and freedom of speech. Listen to this BBC interview for a brief explanation of the concern. Another site genealogist use, or should at least know about, the Internet Archive, will be dark for 12 hours, to 6pm.
Canada, while not falling directly under US legislation would certainly be affected, especially given the present Canadian government's inclination to follow along sheep-like where the US government leads. I'm joining this show of concern by not posting on Wednesday.

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