That day, 18.01.2012 was a Black day of global web called Internet, that day, Wikipedia was turned off, also Reddit, huge sites like Google, eBay, Yahoo, AOL had a black stripe in their logo, everything because of SOPA.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a law (bill) of the United States proposed in 2011 to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Proposals include barring advertising networks and payment facilities from conducting business with allegedly infringing websites, barring search engines from linking to the sites, and requiring Internet service providers (ISP) to block access to the sites. The bill would criminalize the streaming of such content, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
In my country, Poland, there will be some very similiar law called ACTA, but I hope that will not happened, but what can We, a simple people, do with it, if politicians will think in their own way and business.
I hope that, 18.01.2012 will not happen again, something is wrong with that year, 2012, it's a big mistery.