GKick.net Going Dark on January 18th to Protest SOPA/PIPA

On January 18th, GKick.net will be joining the cause when we will go dark for 24 hours starting at 12am on January 18th. GKick.net is one of many, many sites and major companies who have joined the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act, both of which are designed not to combat piracy but to limit freedom of expression and creativity on the internet.

The wave of support for the anti-SOPA movement has grown substantially over the last few months and even the Obama Administration has stated that they will not support these bills in their current form. The fight is far from over, however. As much of an impact as SOPA and PIPA could have on sites like YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other user content-generated sites, the impact could be even worse for small sites like this one should SOPA and PIPA pass.

The fact is, I and thousands of other people would have to shut their sites down, for fear that if a single user decides to post something that violates copyright, the entire site could be liable. Because we don’t make money here, I couldn’t afford the ability to constantly monitor the site and wouldn’t want to risk losing it. Of course, the risk is much greater for the major sites, but the point being is that the bills are fundamentally flawed and you should not only join in with the anti-SOPA movement, but make sure you let the companies who support SOPA know how you feel.

I encourage everyone to CLICK HERE and read this page to find out all you need to know about SOPA and PIPA, then write your lawmakers in Congress and let them know that a vote for SOPA and PIPA is one less vote they’ll get from you.

Also, click here to see a list of the other sites that are going dark on January 18th in protest of SOPA and PIPA and be sure to support those sites and those brands.

About Steve Perry

The owner of GKick Network, co-host of the GKick and Bottom Line Live podcasts, and hero to millions worldwide.