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Why is this page black?

Yahoo! has turned its pages black for 48 hours in support of the Coalition to Stop Net Censorship. On February 8th, 1996, President Clinton signed legislation that includes a provision which limits freedom of expression on the Internet. With this act, the very same materials which are legally available today in book stores and libraries could be illegal if posted on World Wide Web sites or Usenet newsgroups. The Coalition to Stop Net Censorship is asking everyone, everywhere to turn their World Wide Web pages black until 11 a.m. EST on February 10 to show just how many people will be affected by this legislation.

Yahoo! recognizes and respects the many opinions on this issue. Please see the varied responses we have received to date.

Reuters News articles pertaining to the bill

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