Web hosting provider SiteGround announced on Monday it has launched a “Stop Censorship” campaign opposing PIPA and SOPA legislation.
SiteGround joins a growing community of hosting providers that have publically spoken against the PIPA and SOPA legislation, including ServInt, Rackspace, HostGator, A Small Orange, Dreamhost, and Domain.com.
The new campaign encourages customers to speak out on the soon-to-be-voted in the House of Parliament PIPA bill, raising awareness about the controversial legislation and attract even more people to oppose the bill.
Over the weekend, the Obama administration said it would not support any bill that would prevent business innovation, lead to new cybersecurity risks or disrupt the DNS. Meanwhile, house majority leader Eric Cantor delayed the SOPA vote until a decision on the bill was reached.
SiteGround is encouraging clients to embed a special stamp on their websites it has created to spread the word against SOPA and PIPA in their social media channels.
The hosting provider has also created a plugin for Joomla that will easily add the campaign stamp on Joomla websites.
Having publicly opposed the bill in its company blog in November, as well as actively voicing its opposition in social networks, SiteGround continues to voice its opposition to SOPA by engaging its customers.
“We believe that more people should become aware that Internet, as they know it, is facing a serious change, more people should care and more people should express a strong position built on principles,” said SiteGround CEO Tenko Nikolov. “Recently we have seen the topic being turned into a money making technique by several other hosting companies which contradicts with our understanding about the seriousness of the problem. Seeking profit out of such issues, rather than putting effort in resolving them in everyone’s best interest, is least to say dangerous.”