Friday, January 20th, 2012

In support of the many websites & tech companies shutting down their sites to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) & the Protect IP Act (PIPA), Aussie Rockers Black Label (Australia) have pulled the plug on their official website for 24 hours.

According to band vocalist Steve Mulry "Every voice counts whether big or small in this protest as this is an opportunity to show the mainstream public that this Bill if passed can have a great impact on the way they do business."

Black Label (Australia) Steve went on to say "For the next 24 hours we are blacking out the Black Label website in protest of SOPA and PIPA. If one of these bills were to pass, how our website looks now is how many sites on the internet would look if SOPA/PIPA were passed."

Black Label (Australia), as a band who creates original music and earns a living from it, feels that we need better legislation against online piracy.

HOWEVER, they DO NOT think that SOPA or PIPA are the legislation we need.

Want to help in the fight against SOPA and PIPA? First, go learn about the bills:

After that, spread the word, and contact your elected officials. If you're in the USA, Wikipedia has a page set up which allows you to locate your state representative.


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Black Label (Australia)

Black Label is an Australian based rock band who have supported the likes of Rose Tattoo and The Angels, among many more. Black Label is:

Steve Mulry - Vocals;
John Ford - Guitar;
Ross Flynn - Guitar, Backing Vocals;
Laurie "Li'l Lozzie" Marlow - Bass, Backing Vocals;
Geordie Muscat - Drums

From the muddy waters of South Western Sydney BLACK LABEL was born. The name is always synonymous with "top shelf", "extra special blends" & that's exactly what you get.

With their pumping selections of tight guitar tunes with plenty of riffs, BLACK LABEL blend awesome high energy performances with master musicianship to create a big smooth sound & slick show. This has lead to a large and loyal fan base at their live shows throughout Australia. Regularly picked to play major Sydney motorcycle shows, Black Label have played hundreds of gigs to literally thousands of fans.
Steve Mulry
P: 0404 370 661


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