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Old 01-16-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation SOPA Blackout


SOPA and PIPA are bills that will allow censorship of pircted websites in the United States. Wikipedia is having a blackout to protest on Wednesday (go to their web site to see it). I think we should have a back out too. Who wants this?
 
Old 01-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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I'm for it.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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I blacked out my own little tiny site.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 03:38 AM   #4
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I've noticed Wikipedia and Osnews.com are blacked out as of now! I'm all for it.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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http://thedailywtf.com/

 
Old 01-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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openSuses website is also blacked out.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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weird that i came here for the same reason ....i think google , facebook and youtube should also blackout their sites for 24 hours !
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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weird that i came here for the same reason ....i think google , facebook and youtube should also blackout their sites for 24 hours !
Apparently Google has done a modified logo on the homepage. Looks normal to me, but I'm from Canada so perhaps they're only doing it for US visitors?

EDIT: Just tried it with a US proxy server and confirmed that it works for US traffic.

Last edited by spudgunner; 01-18-2012 at 12:25 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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Yeah I heard they have something just for US visitors. OTOH I did my sites which are all UK based just to raise awareness. What starts in the US sometimes spreads over here.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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Yeah I heard they have something just for US visitors. OTOH I did my sites which are all UK based just to raise awareness. What starts in the US sometimes spreads over here.
And vice versa
 
Old 01-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #11
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weird that i came here for the same reason ....i think google , facebook and youtube should also blackout their sites for 24 hours !
Hmmm..... Facebook should maybe be blacked out for much longer than 24 hours......
 
Old 01-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01...e-legislation/
 
Old 01-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #13
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I am surprised LQ did not have atleast a stop SOPA banner.
 
  


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