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Old 01-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Reddit and possibly Wikipedia blacking out for 12 hours in protest of SOPA


Ran into this today, thought it was interesting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...rrP_story.html

To summarize, on Jan 18, Reddit will be going offline from 8 AM til 8 PM (the timezone is unclear) in an attempt to bring attention to the potential negative effects of SOPA. Wikipedia is considering doing the same thing.

Personally I think this is a fantastic tactic that will bring a lot of new attention to the issues that mainstream news sources have mostly ignored. I'd even like to see LQ get into the mix as well.
 
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I agree, but I doubt it will have any effect. I'm betting it will be passed.
 
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is LQ also hosted at godaddy?

both Reddit and Wikipedia are, aren't they?
 
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is LQ also hosted at godaddy?

both Reddit and Wikipedia are, aren't they?
GoDaddy is Wikipedia's registrar, but they operate their own server farm AFAIK. LQ and Reddit appear to have no connection, judging from the entries for the sites at who.is
 
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There are more sites that will go down, see here:
http://sopastrike.com/

Sign the petition as well...
 
Old 01-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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Craig's List has a link and a message to join the fight as well on their homepage.
 
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I agree, but I doubt it will have any effect. I'm betting it will be passed.
SOPA has been shelved. PIPA is still going strong so it's no time to give up.
 
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Yes, I saw it, great news

In fact, it's hard to believe.
 
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Yes, I saw it, great news

In fact, it's hard to believe.
I think they are trying to do damage control. Since the major media outlets have been silent during this whole fiasco (no surprise really), if giants like Google, Wikipedia and Facebook went dark because of SOPA then the general public would become aware of what was happening. Killing SOPA and then offering PIPA up as a palatable alternative seems to be their end-goal.

Must keep the pressure on them.
 
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If the copyright owners can't make do with the DMCA, it's not the law's fault. Another misguided law won't help the fact that these people seriously mis-judged the way that their own market was going.
 
  


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