Michael Geist’s website went dark to protest U.S. restrictions on Internet

Posted by beirwin on Jan 20, 2012 9:18 AM EDT
thestar.com; By Michael Geist
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Yesterday my website, michaelgeist.ca, went dark for 12 hours with thousands of posts replaced by a single page warning against proposed U.S. legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). My site was not alone as the online protest included some of the Internet’s most popular sites, including Wikipedia, Craigslist and Reddit.

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