Did you even bother to call and explain why SOPA/PIPA, etc is a bad idea? Did you read anything that was posted on the 18th??
Or did you just go forward with your life?
Watch this video, might help. Take 4 minutes to learn.
(h/t walls of the city)
It is important. These bills can be used to (and likely will be) shut down blogs which are not approved by your government. Or any larger group who wishes to claim any copytight infringement. No notice, no chance to take down any material which might be an issue. Just shut the website down.
Guess who gets to make that choice? The government. Do you think that is a good idea?
Many of us, some big, some small, chose to use today as a protest. As a day to (hopefully) educate and motivate the rest of you to take some action by cutting off the “free ice cream”
I was impressed by Wikipedia somewhat less by Google, not so much by Drudge and Instapundit.
I guess income trumps taking a stand. Even though taking a stand might well save your income.