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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2012, 08:55:26 pm »
I wonder how many sites actually joined the blackout. I looked around a bit this morning, and the only one I found was wikipedia. I thought Youtube and Facebook were going to be part of it as well, but when I checked earlier that did not seem to be the case.

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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2012, 08:59:20 pm »
I heard something like 7000. Mojang, Reddit, Wikipedia, I Can Has Cheezburger, Omnimaga, Julosoft, my blog, etc. Lots of them.

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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2012, 09:39:58 pm »
The Oatmeal and XKCD join today's fight. Go web comics! :D
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2012, 09:40:43 pm »
xkcd, Cyanide and Happiness, Brentalfloss, and VG Cats were participating (For those that don't know, these are web comics) :P

Curious that Facebook didn't though :/

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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2012, 09:51:26 pm »
Curious that Facebook didn't though :/
Yeah, they would be adversely affected too. They probably didn't do it so they could let people share and spread the anti-SOPA stuffs, just like Twitter.
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2012, 09:51:53 pm »
MS Paint Adventures (another webcomic) participated and even made the blackout part of the story :D (one of the characters goes to sleep and everything fades to black...)
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2012, 10:04:23 pm »
Curious that Facebook didn't though :/
Yeah, they would be adversely affected too. They probably didn't do it so they could let people share and spread the anti-SOPA stuffs, just like Twitter.

Perhaps. It might've been more effective to change the layout and colors though. The iconic blue-white changed to all black XD

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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2012, 10:20:27 pm »
Hm...  I notice the wikipedia page on SOPA is not blacked out...  Or is it just me?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
the page on PIPA isn't blocked either
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PIPA
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2012, 10:49:44 pm »
Here is a list of sites that joined the blackout, but this is a huge page, so don't open it if you have a slow computer:

http://sopastrike.com/on-strike/

Omnimaga's download section is listed there, but for some reasons Cemetech isn't.

The reason why FB and Twitter were not shut down is most likely to spread the world about the blackout and anti-SOPA messages. As for the two Wikipedia pages linked by Yunhua98, it's most likely because it's about the SOPA/PIPA themselves and they wanted to still allow people to get informed.

EDIT Pics of the sites I visit that did the blackout. Possibly the second biggest image to be ever uploaded on Omni, after Metroid II Evolution map. :P Sorry for bad JPG quality, but PNG size was just too large.
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2012, 10:24:09 am »
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2012, 05:06:49 pm »
Megaupload was shut down! O.O
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2012, 05:07:48 pm »
Megaupload was closed today by the FBI

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Megaupload.com site was shut down and the Justice Department on Thursday charged seven individuals and two corporates with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works. The conspirators allegedly earned more than $175 million in illegal profits through advertising revenue and selling premium memberships, the Justice Department said. On Wednesday, several Web sites voluntarily shut down to protest anti-piracy legislation making its way through Congress.

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The site is one of the world's most popular file-sharing services, but has now been closed following allegations that its founder and several other executives were charged with violating a number of piracy laws.

The allegations state that Megaupload has cost copyright holders a loss of over $500 million (£320m) in revenue from pirated films and other media.

It appears that its spinoff sites including Megavideo and Megapix have also been shut down for the time being.

A statement posted on the FBI's website read: "This action is among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States and directly targets the misuse of a public content storage and distribution site to commit and facilitate intellectual property crime."

The Justice Department explained that Kim Dotcom (formerly Kim Schmitz) and three others were arrested in New Zealand.

Megaupload had released a statement shortly before the shutdown, stating that the allegations were "grotesquely overblown".

The statement read: "The fact is that the vast majority of Mega's internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch."

The website allows users to upload and transfer files that are too large for email, and is similar to several other sites including Rapidshare and FileServe.

The Motion Picture Association of America recently alleged that the vast majority of files used on Megaupload are in violation of copyright laws.

The move comes one day after many websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).



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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2012, 05:11:49 pm »
The FBI? Apparently it shutted down itself because they started getting sued or something.

Now how I'll download stuff people inconviently uploaded there? But I kinda hated those services though. Hope people will upload stuff to better places. *mumbles about being lazy to upload stuff to places you have to wait 45 seconds to download*

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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2012, 05:12:08 pm »
Ninja'd :P (Although you had more info)

This sucks since people often used it to share files on forums :/
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Re: SOPA/PIPA blackout
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2012, 05:15:15 pm »
So all files there are gone? O_O
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