The search engine giant Google, also one of technology's most leading powers in US, announced to post a link on its US homepage tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 18) to inform users of Google's disagreement to controversial anti-piracy bills being debated in Congress.
|Google joind Wikipedia, Reddit and many tech giants protesting SOPA and PIPA|
Google’s decision was reported by Cnet and TechCrunch has got confirmation via e-mail.
With this decision Google will join Wikipedia, Reddit, and other prominent technology firms in staging protests of varying kinds against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which are backed by big entertainment and media interests.
A representative from Google announced that the next day they would be joining many other tech companies to underline this issue on our U.S. home page.
"Like many businesses, entrepreneurs, and Web users, we oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue Web sites without asking American companies to censor the Internet," Google rep said further.
Responding to queries about how the protest link would be shown on the page, all Google would say is that the link would not replace the company logo.
Not everyone who opposes the legislation agrees on how best to stage a protest. None of the protests appear to take as dramatic a step as the one planned by Wikipedia. The English version of the Web encyclopedia is scheduled to go dark for 24 hours.
While Wikipedia, Reddit and other companies moving ahead with complete blackout decision for 24 hours, Google’s move with a link is surely pretty big step and the homepage link will catch the attention of much more web visitors about the issue.