Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Pradeep Farkya3
SOPA/PIPA Blackout – You can paticipate too
On january 18th and 23rd,a mass movement called SOPA blackout has been organised.Many websites including wikipedia is going to paticipate in SOPA/PIPA blackout.Essentially during SOPA blackout dates all the websites/blogs,owners of which are aginast SOPA will redirect their websites/blogs temporarily to a page with a message similar to -
This site has been blocked in protest of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) two bills which will allow the government censor the intenet.
So if you are against SOPA and have a blog/website then even you can participate in the protest.Shrewdgeek.com is also participating in the sopa blackout movement and you will see a message similar to the above.
In case you are unaware about Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA),then you better look at WordPress SOPA/PIPA Post.Or check the video below -
If you run your self-hosted blog on wordpress then there are plugins available for you which makes the participation in SOPA blackout more easy.Check two of the plugins which are available -
- Stop SOPA Plugin - by BandonRandon (For More Info look at WPMU.org ) .
- SOPA Blackout Plugin – by eagerterrier . (for more info look at official site)
It doesn’t matter from which country you are,what matters is ” Is this wrong? “.Show your support by participating,if you think “its not right to implement SOPA/PIPA “