Going Dark in Protest of SOPA and PIPA
Dear Friend and Reader:
Aurumastrology has gone offline from noon (ish) to midnight EST today, Weds. Jan. 18. We are joining our fellow websites who are protesting proposed federal legislation that would turn the American Internet into something considered normal in China.
Two bills currently pending in the U.S. Congress -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its companion bill, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) -- propose new powers for the government and also for private companies to essentially create blacklists of sites that allegedly are engaging in some form of online infringement.
Government and media corporations could then force service providers to block access to those sites. This opens the door for the government and corporations to easily and conveniently censor the Internet, without due process.
Please go to http://americancensorship.org for more info and to add your voice to the protest.