Google joins anti-SOPA protest by “censoring” its logo

Although it didn’t black out any of its sites entirely, Google has joined the anti-SOPA protest by putting up a censored version of its logo, visible only to users from the U.S. Google’s David Drummond has explained the company’s views on SOPA/PIPA in an official blog post, Mashable reports. PIPA and SOPA will censor the web, stifle innovation and hurt web businesses, claims Drummond, and it won’t even help the fight against piracy.

“These bills would grant new powers to law enforcement to filter the Internet and block access to tools to get around those filters (…) These bills would make it easier to sue law-abiding U.S. companies. Law-abiding payment processors and Internet advertising services can be subject to these private rights of action,” writes Drummond…

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