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Minecraft Says “NOPA” To PIPA & SOPA

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Minecraft Says “NOPA” To PIPA & SOPA
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Popular building game, Minecraft, has joined in on the SOPA/PIPA protest. Currently, if you visit the site you’ll see the image above with the following message:

We are joining the Internet-wide protest against SOPA/PIPA today on JAN 18th by shutting down our websites.

Oddly enough Minecraft.net chose the color red for their “black” out. You’ll also notice the title of the site has been modified to say “Site Down”.

Below are what some Twitter users are saying about Minecraft’s SOPA/PIPA protest:

SOPA/PIPA? IS MINECRAFT GOING TO BE GONE? IM GOING TO DIE IF IT IS 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Minecraft is doing SOPA blackout. If that means servers going down, millions of parents will call congress tomorrow :) http://t.co/dolwc7hU 5 hours ago via Seesmic twhirl · powered by @socialditto

Minecraft homepage. Don’t tell anyone but I copied and posted this image illegally. #sopa http://t.co/bgPeCRVs 4 minutes ago via Photos on iOS · powered by @socialditto

It’s funny how the Minecraft anti-SOPA page has better graphics than Minecraft itself. 6 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Minecraft Says “NOPA” To PIPA & SOPA
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  • daniel

    FUK YOU PIPA AND SOPA WITHOUT GAMES THE WORLD WILL BE LOST AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH? GAMES ADVANCED THE WORLD

    • http://www.webpronews.com/minecraft-says-nopa-to-pipa-sopa-2012-01 T^T

      Minecraft will be down for a loong time, i think, coz there are billions and billions of piracy happening rite now in the world

  • http://8500 tobias

    i hade sopa nopa

  • Rafael

    Eu apenas queria mudar minha skin mas nĂŁo consigo.

  • Fucking Sopa

  • DevilDavidPL

    Wy jesteście zwykłymi frajerami!!!

  • jake

    is gonna be perma cuz i just got it

    • PDS3.14

      no, it is very much temporary.

  • lightningskull7

    so minecraft is gona be fine?

    • PDS3.14

      yes.

  • http://minecraft lightning

    I would like to know, after paying for the use of this game how long is it going to be blacked out by the people who have taken the cash in return for playing the game

    • Luke Neville

      You can still play Minecraft, even though the site is ‘down’. Just means you can’t change your character skin and look at the web page.

      • mikki

        no you cant

        • PDS3.14

          yes, you can, use the downloadable client, if you don’t have that, use mcpatcher, minecraft coder pack, the installer for singleplayer commands, anything with a “test minecraft” button. also, You can always just ask someone to skype you their minecraft.exe and/or .minecraft folder, minus the lastlogin file of course.

          • Tom

            YOU FUCKING SCABS!

    • PDS3.14

      one day, I think.

  • http://gmail.com Chippy8874

    WHY MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE THIS

    • PDS3.14

      No, Minecraft isn’t is GONE, just DOWN, anyhow, you can still log-in via the downloadable client, or any software that can run the client without minecraft.exe(ex: singleplayercommands installer, minecraft coder pack, mcpatcher, etc)

  • jjntwrk

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    … stupid congress…

  • http://freeminecraftpremiumaccounts.blogspot.com savan

    guys get free minecraft accounts at (freeminecraftpremiumaccounts.blogspot.com)and save your 20$

    • Ethan Caldwell

      that is EXACTLY the reason they took it down- PIRACY D:<

  • http://www.google.com Steven Smith

    If you shut down google we won’t be able to look up stuff online.

  • Bob

    WHY!!!!!!!!

  • http://Www.peare.orgfree.com Max

    Omg the best game in he world is gonna be gone because of stupid government. Why I’d they have to be so mean! Nooooooooooooooooooooo! I joined the protest.

    • PDS3.14

      Minecraft isn’t GONE, just temporarily DOWN, anyhow, if you have the downloadable client or know someone who does, the log-in server isn’t down.

  • mikki

    this sucks so bad

  • kailey

    minecraft!? what happend notch? is minecraft gone cuz i still have to build my perfect mansion so whoevar sopa and pipa are, the fatheads! or fuckng asses. im only 8 though but i can say bad words!

    • PDS3.14

      no, nothing is GONE, just DOWN, anyhow, you can still log-in via the downloadable client, or any software that can run the client without minecraft.exe(ex: singleplayercommands installer, minecraft coder pack, mcpatcher, etc)

  • Cody

    Guys. All its doing is to stop ONLINE PIRACY as in Downloading World of Warcraft. Even though it is already illegal people do it. Its not going to stop minecraft. Its just trying to stop online piracy and have people actually go to the original site and either buy a game or music instead of downloading it illegally.

    • http://Mrhman74.webs.com Jimmy

      Ah na

  • Cody

    sorry i was wrong.

  • Ethan Caldwell

    SCREW YOU PIPA AND SOPA

  • Mug

    Down with soap and pipa!

  • http://anonymous anonymous

    anonymous should do something about this! ANONYMOUS WE NEED YOU!!!!! sopa is pissing the whole fucking world off i am extremely pissed off! i love notch or mojang should i say for putting this up! theres going to be so much parents angry about this! which is a good thing as it said in the comment above that parents will call congress etc. im from the uk though! but still!

  • Anonymous

    Americans are officially communists. Deal with it. Canada ftw.

  • http://igotnone SWIMMER

    DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE PLAY MINECRAFT!!! I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU SOPA AND IF IT IS JUST “DOWN” THEN HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET BACK UP!!!I HAVE BEEN SAVEING UP FOREVER I JUST GOT ENOUGH MONEY YESTRDAY!DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY LIVES YOU ARE RUNING BY DOING THIS WHAT DID MINECRAFT DO TO YOU

  • noah

    whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy im soo angry i sceduled to meet on minecraft i wated all school to get on minecraft whyyyyyyyyyyy this is dumb i cant do anything i might as well jump off a clif then see this on minecraft

  • chuck

    this is retarded will it bedown for ever?

  • http://Mrhman74.webs.com Jimmy

    I llllllllllllllllllllllllllllLllllllove mine craft

  • stu

    Not cool i like minecraft plus i payed 20$ for it. Also i dont like SOPA (stop online private acts)there shuting down all these websites ROBLOX WIKI TWITTER FACEBOOK ETC

  • http://www.wtf.com atomicbenjidude

    Minecraft’s Down

    …NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    I HATE THE SOPA AND PIPA!!!!!!!

    • hi

      I hate sopa and Pipa too

  • Floyd

    If Sopa passes million of kids will Be p#%$ed and parents will be mad they paid money for nothing and a huge riot will rage for every body who goes on the internet

  • Detooth

    I think that they are just mad that the people who do pyrite games are just smarter then them lol

  • xXzombiexeffectXx

    i aggree with mojang, im behind dem 100%

    PIPA SOPA I SAY NOPA
    woop woop woop! shoop da woop!

  • http://Cambox cameronritchie

    I cameron louis ritchie will stop at nothing to end the desaster minecraft is the world greatest online game on earth there is nothing rong with the game no blood people can chat to each other your children can have fun building with there adadonation so please people thinck twice agreing with pipa and sopia thank you.

  • Matthew

    Minecraft is back up guys! I was away for it

  • fucking sopa

    popa fucking sopa who fucks nopa

  • http://webpronnews darkinvaderdoomirken

    PIPA SOPA HOW ABOUT NOPA STOP SOPA WHOS WITH ME LETS FIND THE SOPA BUILDINGS AND BURN THEM ALL @ THE GROUND TILL IT IS NOTHING BUT RUBBLE

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