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SOPA Blackout! January 18th - Killuminati - 01-16-2012 10:32 PM
Join in the 24 hour blackout of the Internet on Wednesday January 18th, from 8AM - 8PM (EST) in protest of the SOPA and PIPA legislations. This means no Tweets, Facebook, Google, etc. all day.
Websites are being encouraged to Black out their web pages for 24 hours. The websites that will join the black out include: Wikipedia, Mozilla, Boing Boing, Reddit, among others. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will also be blacking out his Twitter for 24 hours along with thousands of other users in protest of SOPA and PIPA.
Background on SOPA
About Sopa: Corporate supporters of HR3261 (SOPA) and S968 (PIPA) want the ability to take down any web site that affects their profits -- without due process or judicial oversight -- in the name of combating "online piracy." Hoping you won't notice or care, your Public Servants are preparing to give them that right.
For example, Monster Cable (remember "Monster Park"?) considers craigslist a "rogue site" for future takedown under PIPA - apparently 2nd hand sales of cables by CL users are hurting Monster's sales of new cables. (reddit).
SOPA/PIPA authors and supporters of course insist they're only after foreign piracy sites, but Internet Engineers understand this is an attempt to impose China-style controls on the Internet, complete with DNS hijacking and censoring search results. Except in the US, instead of to the Communist Party, that control will go to the highest bidder.
Supporters of SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corp, TimeWarner, Walmart, Nike, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Sony, Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren, VISA, Mastercard, Comcast, ABC, Dow Chemical, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Rupert Murdoch, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)
Opponents of SOPA: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga, EFF, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX)
Tell Congress you OPPOSE H.R. 3261 "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and S. 968 "Protect IP Act" (PIPA):
Reverse Robocall ALL pro-SOPA MOC + Key Lobbyists (Genius! More info on Ars Technica)
Phone your Member of Congress via nifty Progressive Change app
Contact Senators who are refusing to meet with constituents about SOPA/PIPA.
EFF Congressional Emailer - Oppose Internet Blacklisting (SOPA & PIPA)
ECA Congressional Emailer - Don't Censor Our Internet!
OpenCongress Congressional Emailer - Oppose SOPA
Generic Congressional Emailer (You'll need your Zip+4)
Petition Congress - Protect Innovation, Dump SOPA (Progressive Change )
Outside the US? Sign Petition Opposing US Censorship of Global Sites (EFF)
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - ClichéGuevara - 01-16-2012 10:39 PM
SOPA's already been shelved. The blackout's only for PIPA now.
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - El Mono - 01-16-2012 10:39 PM
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - Killuminati - 01-16-2012 10:42 PM
Thanks Sean, I heard about it this morning but that doesn't mean it's dead. It can be pulled off the shelf anytime.
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - ClichéGuevara - 01-18-2012 01:58 AM
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - Killuminati - 01-18-2012 02:15 AM
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - ClichéGuevara - 01-18-2012 02:21 AM
Take your ego elsewhere, son
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - 1871 - 01-18-2012 01:12 PM
Good news for the time being. It depends on how they will 're-phrase' the proposal.
Time Warner. Surprise sirprise. Boycott these companies;
Quote:Supporters of SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corp, TimeWarner, Walmart, Nike, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Sony, Juicy Couture, Ralph Lauren, VISA, Mastercard, Comcast, ABC, Dow Chemical, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Rupert Murdoch, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - ClichéGuevara - 01-18-2012 01:15 PM
60 Plus Association
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
American Bankers Association (ABA)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Americans for Tax Reform
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
Building and Construction Trades Department
Capitol Records Nashville
Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF)
Christian Music Trade Association
Church Music Publishers’ Association
Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Congressional Fire Services Institute
Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
Council of State Governments
Country Music Association
Country Music Television
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
EMI Christian Music Group
EMI Music Publishing
Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Estée Lauder Companies
Gospel Music Association
Graphic Artists Guild
Hachette Book Group
HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Inc.
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE)
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Union of Police Associations
Let Freedom Ring
Lost Highway Records
Major County Sheriffs
Major League Baseball
Majority City Chiefs
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
National Association of Fusion Center Directors
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Criminal Justice Association
National District Attorneys Association
National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
National Football League
National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
National Songwriters Association
National Troopers Coalition
Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)
Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Provident Music Group
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Showdog Universal Music
Simon & Schuster
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Nashville
State International Development Organization (SIDO)
The Perseus Books Groups
The United States Conference of Mayors
Tiffany & Co.
True Religion Brand Jeans
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
UMG Publishing Group Nashville
United States Chamber of Commerce
United States Olympic Committee
United States Tennis Association
Universal Music Publishing Group
W.W. Norton & Company
Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, L.P.
Warner Music Group
Warner Music Nashville
Wolters Kluewer Health
Zumba Fitness, LLC
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - 1871 - 01-18-2012 01:20 PM
Its ironic, but not surprising, that organisations which have been at the forefront of monopolistic corporate protectionism and restrictive practices and unfair competition are bitching about the internet being unfair for them.
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - ClichéGuevara - 01-18-2012 01:57 PM
Dinosaur companies trying to protect their prehistoric ways.
RE: SOPA Blackout! January 18th - TheMythOfSisyphus - 01-18-2012 01:59 PM
National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
Fuck NATO. :3