SOPA Blackout Medford Oregon Free Knowledge Internet Protest

Imagine A World Without Free Knowledge The 2012 BLACKOUT

As you surf the web today you will see a ‘Blacklash’ as January 18th 2012 is a day of internet protest. It’s all about SOPA & PIPA. On January 24th, Congress

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“With its grace and carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though Big Brother and the Party and the Thought Police could all be swept into nothingness by a single splendid movement of the arm.” 1984

As you surf the web today you will see a ‘Blacklash’ as January 18th 2012 is a day of internet protest.

You’ll notice the blackout of Google.  Go to Wikipedia  and you will see a black image with the simple message:  “Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge.”

Our website at Paradux is blacked out with a stop censorship banner, as is Craigslist, and many others websites.  Everywhere you surf today you are bound to run into the ‘Blacklash’ and for most you, you have no idea why.  What has created all the commotion, protest and blackout?

It’s all about SOPA & PIPA.  On January 24th, Congress may vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

It’s another chance for social media and the internet to make a difference.  I would encourage anyone and everyone to tweet using the #SOPASTRIKE.  Turn Facebook black by changing your profile as well as posting, and be sure to let your Congressional Representative know what you think by adding your name to the protest list.

If you are looking for how to turn you website black or other ways to participate in the protest SOPASTRIKE is a good place to start.

Information is power.  Don’t let congress strip us of the freedom on free information.  Take a stand.

Mike Frey

Prior to co-founding Paradux Media Group Mike spent more than 15 years in the world of marketing and advertising. During that time working with hundreds of locally owned businesses he developed an appreciation for minimizing client’s dollars while maximizing tangible results for those clients.

His unique approach to buying media does not follow convention, but it does yield results that exceed those experienced by the more traditional methods. His goal is to provide only the assistance a client needs – and no more, thus minimizing unnecessary cost to the client

Mike is a talented and prolific script writer, ensuring that the client’s brand position is portrayed in a unique and attention grabbing manner. He specializes in story-arcs which evolve both the understanding of the clients’ brand as well as the capture and engage customers’ attention over time.

Mike learned marketing and advertising the hard way — selling it for a living. He was mentored by some of the brightest media, marketing, and advertising minds in the business and was extraordinarily successful in his endeavors. His clients universally agree that he brings a practicality to the business, appreciating their needs while offering options that will allow them to leverage their marketing investment into the future.

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  1. Kate Brown Wilson says

    Its nice of your site not affected with the SOPA, we all know that this causes a lot of website to stop working, I am really happy about your current situation, cause you keep on sharing important article that we can instill in the future.

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