If you were unable to access some of the most popular websites from the United States today, then you haven’t lost your internet connection.
Many were taken offline, or ‘blacked out’, in protest at plans by two controversial new pieces of legislation put forward by politicians in Washington, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Project IP Act). Although these laws would only affect the US, however if passed, it could also have serious implications for internet users worldwide.
If you want more information on today’s protest, click on this page.
Many websites, including some here in the UK, have given the day its full support. A vote on the law is due on January 24th.