SeanBM Threads: 35 / Posts: 5,968
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Jan 25, 2012, 09:33pm #27
Boycott - not wars or violent demonstrations - will be the key to successfully fight for your rights in the future.
And that's what happened, fair play to them:
Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate – that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.
English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
more than 7 million other Americans – who stood up for the Web
- Wired.com, where the homepage is redacted, at least until you mouse over the content;
- Greenpeace.org, where the Internet has gone dark and your mouse acts as a spotlight;
- Mashable.com, where the front page looks almost normal, but the content is all about SOPA, including 'This is the Internet After SOPA [PICS]";
- Google.com, where they've blacked-out the Google logo in a way that sustains the site's basic functionality—so they're not misusing their power too much— but makes their point very, very clear.
Reddit and the blog Boing Boing are also took part in the "blackout". BBC
The internet is the only free voice, much of the information we share could not be accessed any other way.