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English Wikipedia to go dark

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tigideas, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. tigideas

    tigideas Junior Member

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    San Francisco -- January 16, 2012 -- On January 18, 2012, in an unprecedented decision, the Wikipedia community has chosen to blackout the English version of Wikipedia for 24 hours, in protest against proposed legislation in the United States ? the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and PROTECTIP (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. If passed, this legislation will harm the free and open Internet and bring about new tools for censorship of international websites inside the United States.

    http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/English_Wikipedia_to_go_dark
     
  2. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hmmm...will Google penalize their site for being down for a whole 24 hours?
     
  3. tigideas

    tigideas Junior Member

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    hehe lets see:D
     
  4. alaltaierii

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    I don't think they will shut down wikipedia for 24 hours anymore. Because of this.
     
  5. Lutherblissett

    Lutherblissett Regular Member

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    Nice link i hadn't seen that yet. Either way SOPA is a wheel spinner. Just imagine if google stopped carrying links to pirate bay, and others. . can anyone smell the money ideas for some new alternative search engines based outside US?
     
  6. jimmyn

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    They're just changing the colour scheme to match this forum. That's what they mean by going dark.
     
  7. mohitjmehta

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    BHW should be also get down for few hours
     
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    once you go black, you never go back
     
  11. download

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    They will; the community already reached consensus that it'd be blacked out for 24 hours no matter what.
     
  12. Narrator

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    It's blacked out right now, and google changed their logo.
    Reddit plans to shut down in 7 hours. And wordpress.com censored their homepage.

    I wish other sites would do the same.


    SOPA = No more free porn!

    SOPA would mean the end of free porn. Almost all of the videos on xvideos, pornhub and the other sites are copyrighted material. o_O
     
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  13. Lutherblissett

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    waaaaaa? That ain't so bad for me . . .lol. Then i may start making money once again on all my adult sites that have shit the bed.