Google Protests SOPA And PIPA By Censoring Logo, Offering Information And A Petition

James Johnson - Author

Jun. 17 2013, Updated 4:39 a.m. ET

Google has went dark in protest of SOPA and PIPA, two internet bills that threaten to slow the U.S. Economy and destroy the very foundations the internet was built on. No the company has not suspended searches but rather they have placed a black censor bar over the search engines Logo at

Users who click on the logo are then taken to a page where more information about the threats caused by SOPA and PIPA can be found along with an online petition that demands the immediately removal of both acts from the floors of Congress.

On the website Google states:

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Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

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Joining Google in the fight against SOPA and PIPA are various websites including social community Reddit and knowledge website Wikipedia, both of which receive billions of monthly pageviews.

Have you signed the petition to end SOPA and PIPA talks? Why or why not?


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