tisdag 17 januari 2012

SOPA Blackout Update

In a press release (in swedish), the swedish Pirate Party states it will participate in the SOPA blackout.

It also states that at least the following parties have announced their intention to take part:
  • Wikipedia
  • Reddit
  • Boing Boing
  • WordPress
  • Lolcats
  • Mozilla
If you want to participate, you have instructions here.

It was pointed out to me that this simple javascript does not achieve the same effect as actually closing down the servers, and while that's true, we can still show our support and help creating an image of what SOPA and PIPA would do to the net.

Wikipedia intends to black out from 5.00 UTC on January 18 to 5.00 UTC on January 19.

(In CET from 6.00 to 6.00.)

This is a much larger timeframe than the one I reported about yesterday; it starts 8 h earlier and stops 6 h later.

Join in!

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