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Wikipedia blackout on January 18

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Wikipedia is blacking out all 3+ million of its English language pages tomorrow in protest of PIPA

    http://news.yahoo.com/wikipedia-blackout-3-847-673-english-language-pages-190506843.html
     
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If Wikipedia really wanted to make a statement, it would black out pages in April when college students are finally getting around to writing their term papers.
     
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Wikipedia CEO jokingly tweeted, "Student warning! Do your homework early. Wikipedia protesting bad law on Wednesday!"
     
  4. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Well what the hell am I gonna do when I have to take a dump? Guess it's a no-poop Wednesday.
     
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Are we sure someone didn't edit the Wikipedia page to make it look like that was what they were doing?
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Random Wikipedia greatness ... the summary of ODB's Got Your Money.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Your_Money#Summary
     
  7. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Fuck SOPA.

    Supporters of SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corporation, VISA, Mastercard, Pfizer, Comcast, Time Warner, ABC, Nike, Walmart, Dow Chemical, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)

    Opponents of SOPA: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga, EFF, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX)
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    News Corp and Walmart supporting SOPA is truly the least surprising thing in the history of ever.
     
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Chris Dodd, former Senator (D-Conn.), is now president of Motion Picture Association of America. He called the blackouts an "abuse of power."

    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/01/dodd-to-internet-you-and-your-blackout-can-drop-dead
     
  10. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Dodd has become a shill for them. As a Connecticutian (I suppose that's the right denonym), I am ashamed.
     
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Well fuck. My parent company supports this shit. I guess I should have seen that coming, with the broadcast arm. :(
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Maybe if people (ahem, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone around here, mind you) wouldn't download pirated TV and movies, this law wouldn't have been so draconian at the outset.
     
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