IRISH BOOKMAKER Paddy Power is taking bets on which web sites will follow Reddit, Wikipedia and others and black out their front pages on 18 January.
However, some high profile web sites have not yet taken up the cause and these are the subjects of the bets being taken.
Paddy Power said, "With so many websites potentially affected by the proposed act the online community were bound to react, and with more websites joining the protest by the minute it's not beyond the realms of possibility for another major online player to join the picket line!"
The shortest odds are on Wikileaks, where a £1 bet will win you a fiver. Myspace is on at 7/1, Flickr 8/1 and Youtube 14/1. Of these Wikileaks is probably the most likely to go dark, while Myspace might, but who would notice, and the others are Yahoo and Google properties and so far have shown no inclination to turn off their lights.
If you think that Amazon will stop selling for 12 hours on 18 January, then take the 40/1 bet the firm is offering. Yahoo is on at 50/1, Facebook 66/1, and Twitter 100/1, though punters should take note that Twitter's CEO has already dismissed the idea.
Perhaps this is why EMI, which is on at 80/1, is deemed the safer bet. Other 'runners' seem far less likely. Sony for example has odds of 200/1 and the BBC and Disney are both up at 250/1.
Perhaps most interesting are the two firms at 500/1, which are the longest odds available. These are Google and Fox, two companies that are on opposite sides of the SOPA argument. However, although Google has made the right noises about SOPA, so far it has not suggested that it will go dark.
Even a simple message that takes over its search page in the US will have a significant impact on awareness. The same goes for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube. These are key web sites whose participation in the SOPA protest blackout tomorrow would speak volumes. µ
But it's not yet available here in Blighty
We're not sure this is what The Maybot had in mind
Typical politicians - meme, meme, me
But it keeps the juicy details firmly under wraps