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Mozilla SOPA Blackout: No Browsing For You Mozilla SOPA Blackout: No Browsing For You

Mozilla, developer of Firefox, threw in with the SOPA blackout today with a redesign of their webpage that displayed the following declaration: For any of you caught unawares and can’t follow through with your plan to ditch Internet Explorer today …

Google Wants You To Petition Congress Over SOPA / PIPA Google Wants You To Petition Congress Over SOPA / PIPA
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As previously reported, Google has gone with a blacked out logo for SOPA Blackout Day (in case you haven’t visited Google yet today to see for yourself). The company put up a blog post titled “Don’t censor the web.” The …

Reddit Blackout To Protest SOPA Goes Live Reddit Blackout To Protest SOPA Goes Live

Much to the chagrin of, well, most of the people on the internet I assume, reddit has officially begun their blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA. Reddit will be dark from 8 am EST to 8 pm EST, during …

xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal Message xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal Message
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Popular stick-figure humor webcomic xkcd has joined the blackout to protest SOPA with a comic/personal message. The web site today is featuring a black bar with the words “[don’t censor the web].” Randall Munroe, the site’s creator, says, “I make …

SOPA Blackout: SMBC Online Comic Joins Today’s Protests

Popular online comic “SMBC” joined the SOPA/PIPA protest blackout today. Rather than the usual front page, visitors were greeted with the bold headline: (image) Notice the link to “it’s happened before”. It points to a Wikipedia article on “Senate Subcommittee …

SOPA Blackout Day: The Early Twitter Reaction SOPA Blackout Day: The Early Twitter Reaction
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Since Twitter is not participating in the SOPA Blackout today, people are able to take to the site to express their support and/or frustration with the effort. Many high-profile sites have already begun their blackouts to protest the controversial legislation. …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter
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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 …

Craigslist SOPA Blackout: KEEP THOSE CLAMMY HANDS OFF THE INTERNET! Craigslist SOPA Blackout: KEEP THOSE CLAMMY HANDS OFF THE INTERNET!
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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, …

Minecraft Says “NOPA” To PIPA & SOPA 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 …

Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever” Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever”

Popular blog boingboing.net joined the SOPA Blackout at Midnight on Wednesday with a 503 error that reads: Boing Boing is offline today, because the US Senate is considering legislation that would certainly kill us forever. The legislation is called the …

Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo
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Although Google is not going to the lengths that Wikipedia is to show their opposition to SOPA and PIPA, they have nonetheless joined the effort with what could be called their most spartan Google Doodle ever. When you visit Google …

WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live
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Joining in on the protest of SOPA / PIPA WordPress.org has blacked out their homepage for today. The site reads, “Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live
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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 …

Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live
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As expected, the biggest crowdsourced encyclopedia in the world has gone dark for English users. Wikipedia is probably the most prominent site that has decided to black itself out in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the …

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

SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February
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If you needed any more proof that SOPA isn’t really dead, just delayed, look no further. Despite calls that SOPA, for all intents and purposes, had been killed in the House of Representatives, the truth was that the harmful legislation …

SOPA & PIPA: The Pirate Bay Worried About The Internet, Not Itself SOPA & PIPA: The Pirate Bay Worried About The Internet, Not Itself
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The Pirate Bay has long been the favored whipping boy of anti-piracy advocates everywhere. Attempts to block it have been made in many countries, and it is one of the sites that draws the most attention – and ire – …

Google To Protest SOPA, PIPA With Homepage Link Google To Protest SOPA, PIPA With Homepage Link
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Wednesday, January 18th is scheduled to be a internet-wide day of protest, as sites big and small are going dark for the day to express their disapproval of the SOPA / PIPA legislation. SOPA Blackout Day will see sites like …

Going Dark For SOPA Blackout? Here Are Some Tips Going Dark For SOPA Blackout? Here Are Some Tips
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As major sites like Wikipedia and reddit prepare for a Wednesday blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate cousin the Protect IP Act, many smaller sites are also debating whether or not they want to participate …

SOPA Blackout… Without the Consequences
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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). …

Wikipedia SOPA/PIPA Blackout Pages

As part of a sustained effort against (the recently-shelved) SOPA and (still-threatening) PIPA bills before Congress and the Senate, respectively, Wikipedia has announced that they will be part of a blackout on Wednesday, January 18. (image)@jimmy_walesJimmy WalesStudent warning! Do your …