WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live

By: Jeremy Muncy - January 18, 2012

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 (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). From personal blogs to Wikipedia, sites all over the web — including this one — are asking you to help stop this dangerous legislation from being passed. Please watch the video below to learn how this legislation will affect internet freedom, then scroll down to take action.”

The messaged is accompanied by the following video:

WordPress.org also urges all Internet users, domestic and foreign, to take a stand. They offer information on emailing and calling Congress.

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  • http://pjki.wordpress.com pj

    I wanted to join the blackout, but you only had a plugin, and apparently that is only for “paid” wordpress sites. For something this BIG and this IMPORTANT, you should have let WordPress users know how they could join in the blackout regardless if the site is paid or not paid.

    • JJ Art

      Took me 30 seconds to find these plugins:

      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sopa-blackout-plugin-for-wordpress/

      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sopa-strike/

      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sopa-blackout/

  • moriah

    Let us be free! Say no to Communness