All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘blackout’

NFL Blackout Rule Nixed by FCC, but Games Could Still Go Dark

The Federal Communications Commission has made a huge move, eliminating the sports blackout rules that have been in place for nearly four decades. The rules, which prohibited cable and satellite providers from airing sports events which were blacked out in local broadcast markets due to lack of stadium sellouts, will no longer be enforced by the Commission. But that doesn’t …

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Modern Warfare Blackout Group Calls For DLC Boycott

While the residual effects of the Modern Warfare 3 blackout seem to be minimal–that is, it did not cause Activision to relent and patch all the issues that were brought to light–that hasn’t stopped the HC4M ELITE crew to abandon their position of taking Activision and Infinity Ward to task for their refusal to fix the myriad of problems that …

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The Modern Warfare 3 Blackout Is Still On

Earlier this month, we discussed the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 blackout that’s scheduled for April 20th. The goal of the call to action is to get the game’s publishers (Activision and Infinity Ward) to address various user complaints about gameplay and other desired adjustments. Judging by the list of complaints, which can be seen here, it seems like a comprehensive …

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Modern Warfare 3 Blackout Planned

Apparently, releasing some paid DLC is not the way to go about pacifying a fanbase that wants a little more support for their buck. At least, that’s the position a group of Modern Warfare 3 “fans” are taking for what they feel is a lack of in-game support from both Activision and Infinity Ward. In order to voice their displeasure, …

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Wikipedia Is More Important Than You Think

Are you one of those people who freaked out over Wikipedia blacking out? Even if you weren’t and knew exactly what was going on, you most likely realize the impact Wikipedia has had on the Internet and society as a whole. If you need to be reminded why Wikipedia is so important, here’s a handy infographic to fill you in:

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Anonymous: #OpGlobalBlackout Targets Banks, Facebook

Anonymous is back with their grandest threat yet. This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload on Thursday by the federal government. This, as we reported, led to Anonymous’ largest coordinated attack in their history with over 5,000 people taking down over …

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Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap

Did Anonymous play into the government’s hands? That’s the suggestion of Molly Wood at CNET who claims that the government planned the MegaUpload take down to happen right after the SOPA/PIPA protests on Wednesday. She claims that her sources told her that the timing of the MegaUpload arrests was intentional. The federal government was wanting to start a fight with …

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Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page

So SOPA news will be bursting from your Internets today what with Wikipedia (and others) disappearing till tomorrow. It’s a pretty bold message but it only directly affects the English-language page. But how might users of Wikipedia’s non-English pages be experiencing today’s protest? On Monday, Wikipedia chief Jimmy Wales tweeted: @jimmy_walesJimmy Wales@guenterhack English only, although the Germans will run a …

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Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter

Chances are most of you who read news online have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Well, it was recently announced that Wikipedia would institute a blackout in protest of SOPA & PIPA. As you might expect, the blackout caught some completely off guard and struggling to finish homework assignments. Many have turned to …

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Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live

As announced by Jimmy Wales, via Twitter, the Wikipedia SOPA / PIPA blackout is now live. For the next 24 hours when you visit Wikipedia.com you’re greeted with the following image: The message that comes with the image states:“For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress …

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SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info

Over the weekend, the Stop Online Piracy Act was dealt a major blow as the legislation was delayed until “outstanding concerns” have been addressed. SOPA will not move forward in the House as the official vote was been cancelled and the bill has been yanked from the floor. Representative and SOPA opponent Darrell Issa cheered this as a win for …

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SOPA Blackout… Without the Consequences

Josh Wolford’s comprehensive rundown of the SOPA/PIPA protest blackouts slated for tomorrow mentioned how some site admins do not wish to totally black out their sites, for a variety of valid reasons (the hit to SEO alone can be crippling). Some owners want to register their disapproval, but see some wisdom in still being up and running, perhaps even to …

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