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    Stop SOPA Blackout

    January 18, 2012 by Brandy Vencel

    Afterthoughts is participating in the internet blackout to support protest efforts against proposed legislation SOPA and PIPA that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet. This is not about politics, it’s about access; if you want continued access to online information, then you should know that this legislation could threaten access to homeschool resources such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Google Books — or even the AO website itself. I fear for AmblesideOnline especially. If AO even has a link that goes to a site that has something copyrighted, AO would be blocked. AO has a plethora of links and is an incredibly text-rich site which means there are lots of opportunities for claims or even false accusations of copyright violation. This will affect AO users negatively.

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