January 18, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Craigslist is getting into the SOPA Blackout Day fun, displaying this message when you visit the site:

STOP PIPA (Senate 968) & SOPA (HR 3261)

Imagine a world without craigslist, Wikipedia, Google, [your favorite sites here]…

News Corp, RIAA, MPAA, Nike, Sony, Comcast, VISA & others want to make that world your reality.

80 Members of Congress are in their sway, 30 against, the rest undecided or undeclared.

The landing page links to a SOPA resource page that includes educational links, lists of SOPA supporters and opponents, as well as links to petitions and “contact your congressperson” tools.

The SOPA landing page displays for a minimum of 10 seconds, after which you can continue on to the normal Craigslist site. You can then go about your normal buying and selling for the day, but with this little reminder:

At midnight, Wikipedia, Boing Boing, and WordPress all went dark as well. Google made a smaller effort to protest the legislation by blacking out their logo and linking to SOPA / PIPA resources.

  • http://m.facebusinesspage.com Moe James

    I totally support this measure. I am going to download the wordpress plugin, for my websites. I wonder do this affect mobile phones also?

    • http://craigslist Jose R Corral

      shut up , keep comments to your self.

    • Lori

      I do not support congress taking away our favorite websites such as Craigslist…..this site is very helpful for many things like selling and buying items u need and finding jobs etc.

  • http://Craigslist Frank p

    This is crap they shoul leave craigslist alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Santoa a gomez lara.

    Todo conocimiento tienebque ser gratuito y libre. Como la libre nacion que somos.

  • smh

    no craigslist damn thats tough

  • fred

    that’s messed Craigslist should b left alone i use this web allot ,and not at all for its negative content find a way of controlling its mishaps and don’t make the rest of us suffer.

  • http://Crigslist Richard

    Crigslist is very helpful on getting anything.

  • donald linnehan

    leave the internet alone

  • http://craigslist Rachel

    I’m lost without my craigslist. Why don’t they go after the porn sites or the stupid dating sites. Leave CRAIGSLIST ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.jacksononthemoon.com Sharon J

      Craig’s List is voluntarily doing this as a protest. No one is doing it to them.

  • http://craigslist Jose R Corral

    nothing but potitics, these politician are good on smelling shit, stay away from craigslist.

  • jimmy

    wtf i am way lost with out it.

  • http://www.jacksononthemoon.com Sharon J

    Nope. It is not blacked out from Canada.

  • http://craigslist kelly roberts

    wtf…i need craigslist..i do alot of buying and selling horses for my income….this sucks…how long before its back up again?????

    • william

      this is bullshite im going back to ebay fu** cragslist

  • http://craigslist kelly roberts

    well i guess the internet hoes will suffer the most….good job craig,u have helped cut down on sexually transmitted diseases….for the day…lol…..but hurry,i need to post some ads in farm and garden

  • Deborah Spence

    There is nothing wrong with craiglist !! leave it alone.

  • John Sura

    I think that it is against our constitution for the sensorship to take place.

  • http://creglist paco

    Dejen molestar a creglist. No Lo permitamos

  • jackie

    I Oppose Pipa And Sopa leave craigslist alone it is a good site I use Craigslist there is no harm, It’s a good site. I use it Its very helpful please Leave it be.

  • http://sassyblackpanther2011@yahoo.com krystal grifffin

    we need the internet it helps us to find inpartend info and imvu awesome to go on when we are bord and have nothing to do at all and it also help us to blow of some steem and talk to our friends.

  • http://craigslist jack

    Really!they have nothen better to do with their time?

  • shannon

    fuck this i cant even find a job

  • alicia sisneros

    So to get us to stop internet regulations sites like craigslist are stopping us from hearing both sides. Maybe this should show us who really is stopping internet use…it’s not politicians who try to regulate a business that badly needs regulations.

  • alicia sisneros

    It’s not true that the website only posts info for a few seconds. It’s nto working at all and is stopping me for using craigslist for looking for work. Real smart craigslist. I guess if you have a monopoly you can jerk your costumers around.

    • Mike

      wow almost every single person who has commented on here seems like a complete idiot that has no idea what SOPA is. sad..

  • diana

    they sould fined something als to do and stad of being apain the but

    • john

      I find craigslist very helpful they cannot shut it down

  • http://nosite/N/A Phillip

    Why do you need special legislation to go after people if they are already breaking the law. (Something is not being explained to the public.)Even if someone infringes upon your rights the legal system does not work for most people.

  • gregory

    shut one down another will just reopen exp. nepster,limewire,frostwire or craigslist ,backpage etc. I have bought & sold alot on both site it is a great site for info to .

  • Don Dixon

    Big Brother hands off!!