Doodlekit FREE PLAN websites will be down in protest for a 12 hour blackout on:
Wednesday, January 18th, from 8am–8pm EST
Doodlekit has joined an internet blackout protest with many other major internet companies to bring attention to the fact that Congress is trying to pass two well-intentioned (but deeply flawed) bills, the PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
As written, they would betray more than a decade of US policy and advocacy of Internet freedom by establishing a censorship system using the same domain blacklisting technologies pioneered by China and Iran.
These laws would hold Internet Service Provider and Public Social Media websites (like Doodlekit, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit, etc.) liable for all content posted by their users. This in effect would force all free website creators to remove free plans as they could get sued or shut down for content their users post that the government feels is a violation of these acts.
"Censorship begets censorship, and inherently defies oversight. SOPA is the wrong solution to any problem we might believe it would solve."
- Neil Stevens