As major sites like Wikipedia and Google "go black" by blocking some or all of their content today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act (SOPA and PIPA), the Greensboro-based Fund 4 Democratic Communities has joined in.
Above, a screen shot of the homepage for F4DC's website, www.f4dc.org.
"F4DC has joined the internet blackout protest over the SOPA and PIPA bills in Congress," said a statement on the group's Facebook page today. "See our website for more information and how you can voice your opposition to these bills, which threaten free speech online."
Proponents of the bill say it would protect against internet piracy and copyright infringement, while opponents say the wording of the acts is vague and would pave the way for widespread censorship of the internet including popular social media and networking sites that many say have fueled popular and dissident movements worldwide.