Internet blockout 18/01
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The blackout on WordPress.org is active. It is an interstitial, but you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to get the clickthrough link. It will go away if you click that link and be replaced by the Stop Censorship ribbon for 1 hour, at which point the cookie expires and you have to do it again.
Boy, yesterday was tough.
The blackout movement to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act that began with reddit and Wikipedia has spread to many major sites across the Internet, many of which are important examples of Web entities that could be shut down without due process by SOPA-like legislation.
Three co-sponsors of the SOPA and PIPA antipiracy bills have publicly withdrawn their support as Wikipedia and thousands of other websites blacked out their pages Wednesday to protest the legislation. Sen.
Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/15/2011
January 18th, 2012 By: THN News ( The Hosting News ) – Namecheap, a leading international domain name registrar and web host, will be blacking out its front page on January 18th in protest of pending SOPA and PIPA legislation along with many other websites, including Cheezburger, reddit, Wikpedia and other popular online communities.
Wikipedia and some other large websites are “blacking out” Wednesday to protest legislation that would limit online freedom in an effort to protect copyright interests.
That’s the title of my Slaw post for today.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-36195" title="The Capitol Building" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2012/01/gov.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="439" /> We’ve blacked out the headlines on our website homepage today as part of a global internet protest against two radical anti-piracy bills pending in Congress — legislation that threatens to usher in a chilling internet censorship regime here in the U.S. comparable in some ways to China’s “Great Firewall.” SOPA and PIPA , the bills in question, are in tactical retreat as this story goes live, but it is almost certain their backers are already planning the next round, in a process that will continue in one form or another ad infinitum.
News January 17, 2012 05:02 PM ET Computerworld - In a remarkable example of a grassroots campaign gone viral, several websites including Google, Reddit, Wikipedia , BoingBoing, Imgur and Tucows, are planning an unprecedented Internet "strike" Wednesday to protest controversial anti-piracy legislation being considered by Congress.
Congress is in the process of kneecapping the web as we know it with a House bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (a similar bill, called the Protect IP Act, is in the Senate). In a misguided attempt to curb piracy on the web, the bills would introduce website blocking at the DNS level, among other things, in a way that would effectively amount to censorship.
Today, many popular websites are going "dark" in protest of Stop Online Piracy Act ( SOPA ). The consensus among many experts , Internet users, web companies and even the White House , is that SOPA is too restrictive, too dangerous , too complicated and too big of a threat to our privacy. In a way, today's blackout shows what the Internet might look if some of the principles in SOPA start being enforced as law.
Mozilla to join the protest
Reporters Without Borders to close Eng site
Update : Even more websites have joined the cause. Find the new results below. Tech companies are getting ready to black out on Jan. 18 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its sibling the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
The tech sector is pulling out the big guns. (Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET) Google, the Web's top search company and one of technology's most influential powers in Washington, will post a link on its home page tomorrow to notify users of Google's opposition to controversial antipiracy bills being debated in Congress.
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