Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

SOPA / Protect IP / PIPA Block Out

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • SOPA / Protect IP / PIPA Block Out

    Websites Wikipedia, Reddit, Tucows, Boning Boning, Others Go Dark Wednesday to Protest SOPA, Protect IP, PIPA

    Anyone else here plan to go dark?

    Google first said they would add a link and then I hard they may make their page black, rather than the normal white. Would shock a lot of people if they blacked out though, but it would also educate a lot of people (biggest target audience)

    SociallyUncensored.eu (my site) will be joining this too.
    It will make for a good time (excuse) to do some tweaking while the site is offline and of course help the cause.



    If you're NOT an American or your site is NOT an American site and you think this doesn't affect you... You're wrong.

  • #2
    SOPA / Protect IP / PIPA Block Out

    I am going dark

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by TheVisitors View Post
      Websites Wikipedia, Reddit, Tucows, Boning Boning, Others Go Dark Wednesday to Protest SOPA, Protect IP, PIPA

      Boning boning? Is that the porn version of Boing Boing?
      My Live vB5 Site - NZEating.com
      vBulletin Hosting | vBulletin Services - Need hosting for your vB? Need it installed? Something else? Let me take that hassle off your hands.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Ace View Post
        Boning boning? Is that the porn version of Boing Boing?
        I've never heard of the site before until today.... So ya, I may have typed that wrong.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by GHST View Post
          I am going dark
          Thank you for protesting SOPA & Protect IP

          You're not alone... 1/2 of the sites I visit have gone dark. I suspect more will in the morning. Mine did about 1 hour early.

          Comment


          • #6
            Mozilla Firefox joins in

            http://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/...u-should-care/

            Comment


            • #7
              Word Press (WORDPRESS.ORG) has now joined in.


              Its getting hard to find sites that have not joined.


              Don't forget to call your local Representative. If you're not an America, you should call or e-mail The State Department ( http://americancensorship.org/modal/...ion/index.html )

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by TheVisitors View Post
                Its getting hard to find sites that have not joined.
                No.. it really isn't. Some big ones have gotten on it, and good for them, but 90+% of all internet traffic will be unaffected.
                My Live vB5 Site - NZEating.com
                vBulletin Hosting | vBulletin Services - Need hosting for your vB? Need it installed? Something else? Let me take that hassle off your hands.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Wikipedia might have gone dark but they're still letting you access it:

                  s it still possible to access Wikipedia in any way?

                  Yes. During the blackout, Wikipedia is accessible on mobile devices and smart phones. You can also view Wikipedia normally by disabling JavaScript in your browser, as explained on this Technical FAQ page. Our purpose here isn't to make it completely impossible for people to read Wikipedia, and it's okay for you to circumvent the blackout. We just want to make sure you see our message.
                  Makes it all a bit pointless in that case...
                  Vote for:

                  - *Admin Settable Paid Subscription Reminder Timeframe*
                  -
                  *PM - Add ability to reply to originator only*
                  - Add Admin ability to auto-subscribe users to specific channel(s)
                  - Highlight the correct navigation tab when you are on a custom page
                  - "Quick Route" Interface...
                  - Allow to use custom icons for individual forums

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Trevor Hannant View Post
                    Makes it all a bit pointless in that case...
                    Still it made an impact From what i read...many people got the message and started investigating what SOPA/PIPA are and how it may affect them.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Went to look up something on wikipedia today, forgot about the blackout, so couldn't view the page i wanted, doh :P
                      So yea, it is having an affect.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Deimos View Post
                        Went to look up something on wikipedia today, forgot about the blackout, so couldn't view the page i wanted, doh :P
                        So yea, it is having an affect.
                        Google cache is your friend. As to the topic at hand, seems to be just another part of this "protest" mentality in the world today and really sort of stupid considering the legislation won't pass anyway (and no, not because of these "protests").
                        RazorThemes ~ Cutting Edge Designs

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by smackLAN View Post
                          Google cache is your friend. As to the topic at hand, seems to be just another part of this "protest" mentality in the world today and really sort of stupid considering the legislation won't pass anyway (and no, not because of these "protests").
                          Every bill everyone has told me will not pass, could never pass, not in America...... ...... Has come to pass.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Hmmm, so this is why I couldnt get on wikipedia earlier.

                            Great.

                            The only effect its having is annoying people who want to look up something.
                            Baby, I was born this way

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Any website registered in the USA, including any .com and any .net is subject to a judge in the USA shutting it down for any reason. That's copyright, terroristic threat (which means pretty much anything these days).

                              A popular sports website in Spain found this out, and their domain was taken over for 11 MONTHS with no recourse or grievance process, despite having not violated any copyrights.

                              And don't forget folks. If you live in the UK, you can be extradited to the US under all of our wonderful copyright laws for even 1 infringing case.

                              Comment

                              widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
                              Working...
                              X