It’s not set in stone yet, but be prepared to see a screen that states that Facebook, Amazon and Google have been blocked. These screens might appear in the future if the three companies decide to block out their services in order to prove a point.

According to, these and other companies are in staunch opposition against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill that is supposed to stop online theft. Debating the bill occur at the end of January, and several companies, such as Adidas, Burberry, CVS, 3M and’s parent company News Corp. behind it, stating that the bill will merely get rid of sites that sell harmful, counterfeit products and pirated movies. However, the bill could drastically change the way we use the internet and how companies provide services, according to the opposing companies.

Markham Erickson, the executive director of NetCoalition, told Fox News that a wide-scale blackout would be drastic and said that it would be unprecedented.

According to CNET’s Declan McCullagh, the blackout would be a huge online petition, with sites requesting its users to contact their politicians.

I don’t know how all of this is going to play out. What do you think? Write your opinions in the comments section below, and make sure to go to to read the full report.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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