The Evergreen community participates along with hundreds of other websites in raising awareness about two pieces of U.S. legislation, SOPA and PIPA, by posting the following banner on the official website.
Please be aware that many websites have decided to “go dark” today to raise awareness about two pieces of U.S. legislation, SOPA and PIPA. Some say these bills seek to fight piracy and protect intellectual freedom. Others say the the bills “reduce freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.
As libraries and members of an online community, we felt it was important to raise awareness of this issue. For more information on SOPA and PIPA and suggestions for how you can take action, see http://sopastrike.com/strike.