January 18th, 2012
CA Congressional Candidate José Hernández Protests SOPA

California’s Democratic congressional candidate José Hernández took down his website today to protest SOPA — Stop Online Piracy Act — redirecting his site to a petition at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. He also censored his own logo with a black bar. In a statement he said:

The so-called “Stop Online Piracy Act” is a well-intentioned bill that goes too far to stop online piracy and gives our government the power to severely censor the Internet…

This is an Internet-wide movement where millions are standing up and fighting to save the Internet from government censorship. The key to a strong democracy is a free and open Internet that allows people to be innovative without fear of censorship from the U.S. government or lawsuits from big corporations.

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