randombeats.com is not blacking out for the day, but stands in solidarity with those that do.
PIPA/SOPA is legislation intended to protect copyrights. Instead, it keeps the rich and powerful…rich and powerful, while damaging the right of citizens to speak freely on the internet. Besides that, many tech experts agree that the methods that would be used to enforce the legislation could damage the way the Internet works. Simply put, the legislation is dangerous to an American’s right to free speech as well as our Internet infrastructure.
If passed, the idea of “Fair Use” would essentially be non-existent on the internet.
Most of the content on this site is original – but as designed, SOPA/PIPA would allow randombeats.com(and other sites like it) to be effectively taken down(or “go dark”) at the mere suggestion of copyright infringement.
Read more about the issue here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/websites-dark-in-revolt/
Follow the money: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/money