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GRCMC and Rapidian sites go dark Wednesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Rapidian and the GRCMC are encouraging our readers and supporters to learn more about proposed bills SOPA and PIPA.
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The Grand Rapids Community Media Center website will be going dark from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18th.

As a part of GRCMC, The Rapidian will also be going dark during this time. 

Purportedly aimed at curbing Internet piracy, many feel that the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) and the “Protect IP Act” (PIPA) contain provisions that will have broad ranging and detrimental effects on an open Internet, especially hurting sites that host user generated content. As an organization that promotes free speech and encourages content creation and participation by all voices, we encourage you to take a moment to learn more about this important issue, the rules that are being considered and the consequences (both intended and not) which may result.





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