Thursday, January 19, 2012

Many Sites Shut Down during Protest Againts SOPA and PIPA

. Thursday, January 19, 2012


A number of sites in the United States on Wednesday (1/18/2012), decided to do a blackout, and some have shut down their service for while. This is done as a protest against the draft law of anti-piracy in the U.S.A. The bill in question is twofold, ie Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). SOPA and PIPA are still in the process of legislation.

Here are 10 sites of internet companies and organizations to temporarily block their service in the U.S: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Craiglist, Dinosaur Comics, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), The Huffington Post, BoingBoing, Mozilla, Wikipedia, Wordpress dan Google.


Their home page content are an image or text protesting SOPA and the PIPA. Besides them, there are many other sites that do the same, both large sites and personal blogs. Such as Reddit.com. There was no clarity, when this protest will end.



English Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org) and wordpress.com / wordpress.org really been proven their threat by doing "blacking out" the site for refuse and resist Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).



In all the English Wikipedia page, you can see the image like the picture above. They also provide a special page about the SOPA / PIPA at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

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