Those of you who came to Towleroad's site today saw the above interstitial appear before you reached our actual site. While many sites like Wikipedia and Reddit are going dark for eight hours today, we have instead chosen to make a direct appeal to Towleroad's readers to take action.

Perhaps the best explanation I've found for the dangers the Online Piracy Act presents to sites across the web can be found here at Mashable. Also, watch the video below.

I would encourage you to read it, and also take action. If you missed our interstitial and would like to get more information and/or take action, you can get to it again by typing #stopsopa (example: at the end of any Towleroad URL in your browser window.

If you would like to see a list of lawmakers and corporations that either support (bad) or oppose (good) this bill, click HERE. New Yorkers – surprisingly, our Senators Gillibrand and Schumer are among the top financial recipients for ALL supporting interest groups. They should be contacted and told you oppose the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP Act.

Thanks from the team at Towleroad.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:54am ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel