I just wanted to make sure all of you get your Thousandaire fix today, because tomorrow you won’t be able to read anything on this site.

Thousandaire will be blacked out tomorrow in protest of the SOPA and PIPA bills that are working their way through congress right now.

SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA is the Protect IP Act. Both are very similar pieces of legislation (one in the House and one in the Senate) and I believe they are a huge threat to the internet remaining a platform for free discussion and business innovation. If either of these bills is passed, many sites will be blacked out for hosting copyrighted content or even having links to copyrighted content anywhere on their site, included in user submitted content.

That means any one of your favorite sites with user submitted content like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia or others can be brought down just because a user posted a link to something illegal. This also applies to blogs like this one where users are free to submit whatever they like in the comments.

If you want to participate in the SOPA blackout, go here and find out how.

If you want to know more about SOPA, look at this infographic, read this article, or watch the embedded video:

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

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