Tomorrow sites across the Internet will be blacked out from 8 am until 8 pm as a protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Both of these proposed bills, drafted by entertainment industry associations, would allow entertainment corporations to bring civil action against web content providers for the possibility of infringing intellectual property. It has been offered that the intention is to prevent foreign companies from infringing, but the predictable outcome is a significant blow to the freedom of Internet publication. While most sites will be blacked out, I don’t know exactly how to do that. Nevertheless, we here at Philosophyhelmet support the blackout against SOPA and PIPA!