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Jan 18 2012 - CakeCentral HomePage will be blacked out

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Why is the cakecentral.com homepage blacked out?


There are currently 2 bills about to go before congress known as PIPA (Protect IP Act) and SOPA (Senate and the Stop Online Piracy)
The names of these bills are misleading. I think we can all agree that stealing is wrong, and online piracy is bad. These bills, however, will not stop any of those things from happening, what it will do is effectively shutdown thousands (if not millions) of websites we love, including websites like facebook, google, AND CakeCentral.com.

If these bills pass, it will have a far-reaching negative impact on everyone in the sugar/cake industry everywhere in the world, not just in the USA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.


We are only blacking out the homepage for 24 hours. If these bills pass, can you imagine all of CakeCentral blacked out forever?



Read the Actual Bills
Read SOPA bill http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/show
Read PIPA bill http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s968/show

Learn More about SOPA / PIPA
http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa
http://americancensorship.org/infographic.html
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111122/04254316872/definitive-post-why-sopa-protect-ip-are-bad-bad-ideas.shtml
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/01/online-piracy-sopa-and-internet-security-pipa-bills-in-congress
http://ammori.org/2011/12/08/controversial-copyright-bills-would-violate-first-amendment-letters-to-congress-by-laurence-tribe-and-me
http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/stopped-they-must-be-on-this-all.html


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post #2 of 6
I would love to know what the bills are for/against before signing any petition - the announcement is not very clear on that...
Let them eat cake. I'd rather be decorating them anyway.
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Let them eat cake. I'd rather be decorating them anyway.
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Originally Posted by elisaber

I would love to know what the bills are for/against before signing any petition - the announcement is not very clear on that...



there are links on the homepage that take you to information to understand it.
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I knew some sites would be blacked out today, I must admit I was surprised when Cake Central was. However, massive respect for doing so.

Even from this side of the Atlantic it is clear how damaging these bills could be and I love the solidarity that is being shown. thumbs_up.gif
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Originally Posted by elisaber

I would love to know what the bills are for/against before signing any petition - the announcement is not very clear on that...



I have also updated my OP forum posts to include links to the acual bills, as well as more information

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Here is another thread with a discussion of the bill from a couple months ago:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-735303.html
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