What is Black Thursday?

In protest of legislation trying to regulate the Internet, over 1500 Web Sites Participated in the Protest, including:
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Yahoo
Netscape
SurfWatch Software
And many many others.
"went" black.

The pages went black for 48 hours on February 8th, 1996, in support of the Coalition to Stop Net Censorship. The protest was over the legislation President Clinton signed that would make material that is legal in bookstores and libraries illegal if placed on the Internet. Blue Ribbons are used to represent the movement for free speech. The campaign for free speech on the Web is backed by companies such as Netscape Communications, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other civil libertarian and many other individual. "Congress has prepared to turn the Internet from one of the greatest resources of cultural ,social, and scientific information, into the online equivilent of the child's reading room." the EFF said. There has been many things done to stop the censorship of the Internet.


Restrictions to Freedom of Speech Online
Ben Chen (Web/e-mail)
Chang Choi (e-mail)
kwc (Web/e-mail)
Ashish Koul (e-mail)
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