SOPA/PIPA

While I haven't blacked out my site, I support the opposition to SOPA/PIPA and internet censorship. I think the internet blackout of many sites today is a great idea, although sadly sites which are tailored to less techie people didn't participate (most notably to me, Facebook and Twitter. I feel like either one of those blacking out at least partially would have been massive). Here's an email to a mailing list I'm on with a collection of a few related links. I'm thinking about doing a writeup of all the sites I can find which are blacked out what who the supporters of SOPA/PIPA are, but I'm really busy right now working on a new site and cleaning up old backups. If you're interested in learning more about SOPA/PIPA and the internet blackout, ars technica has a lot of good articles about it.

Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:31 AM

For those who don't know, a bunch of sites on the internet are going dark or otherwise opposing SOPA. Wikipedia went down earlier and will be down for a little under 24 more hours, reddit will be going down in 8 hours for 12 hours. Google blacked out their logo on searches and made a good series of sites talking about SOPA and PIPA. Sadly, Facebook, Twitter, and many other big sites decided to not join in. Here's some related links:


Conveniently, Wikipedia left the SOPA and PIPA articles available:


If you're near San Francisco, you might be interested in this:
http://www.hackersandfounders.com/events/48317262/?eventId=48317262&action=detail