I blacked this blog out today in solidarity with others who oppose the current proposed legislation known as SOPA and PIPA. I along with many others feel that these two proposed laws would greatly harm the openness and functionality of the internet. This is not an endorsement of the destruction of intellectual property but rather a call to have more thought put into such an important and critical piece of legislation.
For more reading on SOPA/PIPA you can check out The Berkman Community Responds to SOPA/PIPA page for links to some amazing analysis of why SOPA/PIPA is so bad.
This black out was done using a modified plugin done by Dan Collis-Puro on our systems team. The plugin was made generic so that it can be used by anyone on blogs.law.harvard.edu for any reason or cause.