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  • WordPress, Wikipedia Going On Strike Today

    Posted by Curtis | Posted in

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    Just a quick note to make you aware that many of the largest web companies are going on strike today.
    Why? To oppose internet censorship that could affect us all.

    Try going to http://wikipedia.org right now to see what I’m talking about and read more it.
    Even Google has their logo blacked out.

    Check out the video on http://wordpress.org to learn more.
    Here is the direct link to the video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/31100268

    You can also get more information about it here:

    http://sopastrike.com/

    http://americancensorship.org/

    Spread the word and send a quick email to congress. Let’s keep the web free…

    Comments posted (7)

    “Shut the front door!”
    I’ve already made up countless identities to support this! :D

    Hahaha – knew you would be on top of it Huddy!

    Was just sent this link by a lawyer – might help put things in perspective:

    http://congressmanlamarsmith.com/sopa-congressman-lamar-smith/

    From FightForTheFuture.org:

    A big hurrah to you!!!!! We’ve won for now — SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today — the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been cancelled.

    The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.

    On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did. http://www.sopastrike.com/numbers

    This was unprecedented. Your activism may have changed the way people fight for the public interest and basic rights forever.

    key word: “for now”
    realistically I feel like we’ve stopped SOPA “today”, only to face it “tomorrow”. because they’ll keep trying until some mutation of this legislation passes, which is…annoying lol
    either way, I am going to continue to chillax pointing my finger, Whilst I softly chant, “scorrreebooard” :P

    Yesir…you said it well Huddy – we’ll keep watch to see how it unfolds…

    I did what I had to do with this story already. What I learn recently is, the real reason why SOPA and PIPA got into trouble is that they were poorly written and here is the main reason “power of messaging and branding.” They didn’t share the stories of those affected by piracy.
    This is what they did wrong from a marketing perspective and by the time the major Internet companies got a hold of some facts, people were buying into a new story that major companies delivered. I guess that this story has not ended because piracy of any kind will get attention.

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