xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal MessageBy: Zach Walton - January 18, 2012
Popular stick-figure humor webcomic xkcd has joined the blackout to protest SOPA with a comic/personal message.
The web site today is featuring a black bar with the words “[don’t censor the web].”
Randall Munroe, the site’s creator, says, “I make my living drawing xkcd, which wouldn’t have been possible if people hadn’t been able to freely share my comics with each other all over the internet. As a copyright holder and small business owner, I oppose SOPA and PIPA.”
It’s important to note that webcomics are one of the industries that popped up with the emergence and proliferation of the Internet. As Munroe points out, they became popular and a lucrative business with the sharing of their work. That’s what the Internet is for and that’s why people like Munroe are fighting it.