Mojang Adds Itself to the SOPA/PIPA Protests Taking Place on Jan. 18th
Mojang Studios founder and Minecraft creator Notch has decided to silently take down his company’s websites (both mojang.com and minecraft.net) for the day on January 18th. He is not alone in his endeavour, as he is one of many sites going dark for the day, including Firefall developer Red 5 and the venerable Reddit.com. Presumably he will do something similar to what Reddit is planning, where any visit to the site is greeted not with the usual content, but rather with a distinct statement of what the bills are and why they are so destructive to the current state of the internet. It is a brave move, and one that will certainly cost them some semblance of money, no matter how insignificant, but it is one that really speaks to the character of these companies, who are willing to put their heart and business on the line and stand up to speak out.