• The Internet Goes On Strike!

    January 18th, 2012 is the largest online protest in history, to stop the internet censorship bills, SOPA & PIPA. Join in by blacking out your site and urging everyone you can reach to contact Congress now.

    January 18th is going to be amazing. Sites are striking in all different ways, but they are united by this: do the biggest thing you possibly can, and drive contacts to Congress. Put this on your site or automate it by putting this JS into your header, which will start the blackout at 8AM EST and end at 8PM EST.

    If you have a Twitter account, tweet about the #SOPASTRIKE and ask your followers to get ready. You can follow us on twitter for news as the strike gets closer. Go to Blackout SOPA to add ‘STOP SOPA’ to your Twitter image.

    Post this SOPA Strike page to your Facebook account by clicking here.

    Get ready for January 18th! Email and tweet at your friends, tell them to tell everyone about the strike. When the day comes, call Congress, tweet like crazy (#SOPASTRIKE), and help the strike appear everywhere!

    Black out your website for 12 hours with this page's HTML, or by putting this Javascript into your site's theme. Tucows is doing this and so is BoingBoing.

    Other people have made tools to strike. Some other ways to strike:
    Zachary Johnson's blackout page
    CloudFlare's Stop Censorship app
    SOPA Strike Wordpress Plugin
    Did you make something? Tweet it to #StrikeTools

    Don't be silent that day. Tweet all day from your official company account (#SOPASTRIKE) and share news on sites like reddit. You will get much love in return from your users, and the bigger the action you do, the more love you will be feeling - You can follow us on twitter for news as the strike gets closer. If you are really feeling shy, you can blackout your site logo / add STOP SOPA messages wherever you can.

    Go On Strike By Adding This Code To Your Theme

    Copy this code and paste it into the header of your theme to black your site out in protest of SOPA/PIPA. It will activate only on Wednesday, January 18th.
    <script type="text/javascript">var a=new Date,b=a.getUTCHours();if(0==a.getUTCMonth()&&2012==a.getUTCFullYear()&&((18==a.getUTCDate()&&13<=b)||(19==a.getUTCDate()&&0>=b)))window.location="http://sopastrike.com/strike";</script>
    Got It!
    Everyone: Prepare to Strike

    On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill - PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House - to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need internet companies to follow Reddit's lead and stand up for the web, as we internet users are doing every day.

    Links Galore:







    SOPA and PIPA cripple the free and open internet. They put the onus on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the blocking of entire sites, even if the links are not to infringing material. Small sites will not have the sufficient resources to mount a legal challenge. Without opposition, large media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for small competing foreign sites, even if big media are wrong. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines.

    In a post SOPA/PIPA world, Wikipedia --and many other useful informational sites-- cannot survive in a world where politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money in Washington. It represents a framework for future restrictions and suppression. Congress says it's trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the "cure" that SOPA and PIPA represent is much more destructive than the disease they are trying to fix.

    Comments 5 Comments
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Google will probably be the most effective. The site is still functional, but then they have the big black sensor bar over their logo linking to information.
    1. thegoodpu's Avatar
      thegoodpu -
      are you doomed my fellow good americans ?we are on a path to crusifiction too ... soon to follow
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      There's a 'not in the US' bit so everyone can chip in with support.
    1. thegoodpu's Avatar
      thegoodpu -
      it would be better if everyone could go fuck themselves...
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thegoodpu View Post
      it would be better if everyone could go fuck themselves...
      We can thanks to all the porn on the internet