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Many websites and organizations are now protesting against the newly proposed bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) introduced to the United States House of Representatives by Lamar S. Smith Chairman of House Judiciary Committee on October 26, 2011. Thousands of Major Websites like Wikipedia, Reddit and Natural News blacked out their pages for a 24 hour protest period against the eventual passing of these two bills into law by the American congress.
If passed these two bills allow the government of the United States to block any website, which falls outside of the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act boundaries. These Acts are unjustified, flawed and destructive to the nature of the Internet and freedom of speech.