Reaction to the SOPA blackout?
January 19, 2012
Yesterday was the internet blackout. A day where thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of websites big and small (from Wikipedia to Snowulf) went “dark” to protest SOPA. There was a LOT of news coverage on the topic with many from the government officially backing out of SOPA/PIPA. So it seems that the blackout worked, for now. I suspect that this might be a giant game of door-in-the-face. Regardless of the long term effects, I’d like to share a few reactions I saw about the blackout.
Going “Dark” for SOPA tomorrow
January 17, 2012
Tomorrow is SOPA protest day, a lot of sites (like Reddit, Wikipedia, etc) are going dark. I’m putting my 2 cents in and supporting the SOPA protest (since SOPA is evil, and so is any SOPA supporter) and that means the blog is going dark for tomorrow. We’ll be back Thursday with a real post.
So long GoDaddy and thanks for all the SOPA
December 23, 2011
Yesterday, news came out that GoDaddy supports the “Stop Online Piracy Act” aka SOPA aka The-Stupidest-god-damn-way-to-destroy-the-internet-congress-has-ever-come-up-with. SOPA is bad; it’ll break the internet; it’ll destroy free speech; it’ll kill due process… and generally give the megacorps the authority to do whatever the hell they want to whomever the hell they want. So, SOPA is bad and likewise supporting SOPA is bad. GoDaddy is 100% behind SOPA so I’m 100% out of there.