January 18th, 2012, HappyPetBoarding.ca went dark to raise awareness of two United States bills in congress: H.R.3261 "Stop Online Piracy Act" and S.968 "PROTECT IP", which will impact the Internet. If the USA passes these bills, it's likely that Canada will follow.
While their goal to protect copyright is admirable, their approach will quash innovation and threaten the existence of websites with user-submitted content - comments, uploaded videos, etc. This would negatively impact small businesses who rely on the internet for their business.
Please learn about these bills: