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Posted by | January 18, 2012, 19:08 (MST) | 6 Comments
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As you undoubtedly noticed, was “blacked out” today in support of the web-wide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), currently pending in the U.S. Congress. The staff felt very strongly about participating in this protest and we thank you and our followers on Twitter for being supportive, as well as other TVD fansites that participated.

For more information about why this legislation is woefully misguided:


Just because today’s protest is over doesn’t mean our collective work is done, though: We urge you to educate yourself on why both of these pending bills are dangerous to internet freedom and to contact your Congressperson and let them know why you DO NOT support these bills. Website black-outs and tweets can only do so much; taking that extra step of contacting your senators/representatives is essential. Let them know that supporting internet freedom does not equal supporting piracy.

Thank you, fandom.

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  • Raksha Cuore

    no support from me ;)

  • Karen

    I’m with you and I have already contacted my two senators.  I also sent emails, or tried to.  One of my senator’s website email page comes up 500 and a long list of internet stuff.  I will continue to try.  Maybe she’s getting too many emails?

  • o b

    i have made calls and signed so many petitions… i agree that wanting freedom of the internet does not mean supporting piracy, it is just that these laws, as written, will just mean more censorship by those that can buy it


  • Sarahxoxo

    i know this has nothing to do with this but…
    if you have direct tv go to the cw….IT’S GONE!!! D:<
    and vampire diaries is on tommorrow!! D:< omg omg omg i literally screamed when i saw it :(
    it has a blue screen that say they had to "temporaily" remove it! D:<
    i'm gonna go cry… now bye :(

  • KatAttack

    As tough as it was to go a day without my favorite TVD site, I was thrilled to see you guys participating in the blackout protest against SOPA. Good work!

  • Swecar

    Glad I missed the black out here as I literally panic when I can not get on this site. However glad you guys participated in this noble gesture!

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