'Rogue Site' The Internet Archive To Go Dark In Protest Of SOPA/PIPA

from the making-a-statement dept

You may recall that, a few months ago, the popular "library of the internet," The Internet Archive, was among the popular sites listed as a "rogue site" dedicated to "piracy," by ad giant GroupM, with inputs from Universal Music, Paramount Pictures and others. It seems that Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Archive, has recognized that SOPA and PIPA are important issues -- especially for a site that some apparently think is a rogue site. He's announced that the Internet Archive will go dark tomorrow, joining Reddit, Wikipedia and others. Tomorrow might be quite a strange day online.


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    Jeff (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:09pm

    As was mentioned here - it appears the flames are beginning to catch! May they burn ever higher!

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:45pm

    Staff problems

    What's going to be interesting is seeing Congressional Staff trying to manage this. From what I hear, they're quite dependent on WikiP et al.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:46pm

    The internet archive dark tomorrow?
    If either PIPA or SOPA or C-11 (Canada's version) pass that website won't stand a chance in hell!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:47pm

    The internet archive dark tomorrow?
    If either PIPA or SOPA or C-11 (Canada's version) pass that website won't stand a chance in hell!

     

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    Jeff (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:56pm

    Re:

    Kinda the point in protesting eh?

     

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    Noah Callaway, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:57pm

    Techdirt Tomorrow

    Mike,

    Have you considered taking Techdirt offline tomorrow in protest?

     

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    Gwiz (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 12:58pm

    It's finally getting mainstream media coverage now too:

    ABC NEWS
    CBS NEWS
    FOX NEWS

    NBC News (now run by Comcast) still seems to be quiet about it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 1:09pm

    Re: Re:

    100%, but brewster's take on censorship doesn't go over so well? we researched the cases he filed against censorship in class, dude he lost every time.

     

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    Trails (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 1:26pm

    Re:

    CNN initially reported wikipedia was going dark to protest "privacy", but seem to have (finally) corrected it.

     

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    E. Zachary Knight (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 1:31pm

    Re: Techdirt Tomorrow

    By all indications, Techdirt will remain up to report on all the chaos.

     

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    Gwiz (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 1:46pm

    Re: Re:

    CNN initially reported wikipedia was going dark to protest "privacy"

    That's funny.

    It kind of sounds like something the PRO-SOPA/PIPA people would protest:

    "There's simply way too much privacy going on these days - people are actually thinking that what they do in their own homes isn't our business. Can't have that now because of Jobs! Yeah! Jobs and The Children! Yeah, that's it. Because of Jobs and The Children and the American Way!"

     

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    Machin Shin (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 1:48pm

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    I guess someone there realized that trying to flat out lie about the cause of the protest is not going to work in this case. Too many people are going to actually read the note Wikipedia will put up.

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 1:48pm

    Re: Re: Techdirt Tomorrow

    That would do far more good then taking it down.

     

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    gorehound (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 2:11pm

    Re: Staff problems

    I have already taken down both my domains and replaced their front pages with protest pages.
    I know I am just one little bitty voice out there but I will do everything I can to protest this and I am willing even more than willing to do whatever it takes to not lose my Freedom as an American.I have already lost enough so the line must be drawn.
    www.bigmeathammer.com is my main Art and Personal site
    www.goreproductions.com is my freelance business site

    I hope many of you are doing the same as well as telling your friends/fans/family on facebook,etc.

     

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    anonymous, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 2:12pm

    having a message on their home page seems to me to be nothing more than a small, token gesture from Google. it's a pity they haven't got the same attitude as others that are 'going dark'. that really would be a message worth sending, not just to the US but to the World!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 2:15pm

    The difference between losers and leaders is clear when losers say something everybody laugh, when leaders say something others fallow.

    Guess who is a leader and who is a loser.

    Congress may take note that the days of wild west legislation are over people are watching them just as much as they are watching people.

    Even to make rules we need rules and the days where everything goes are gone now.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 3:00pm

    Re:

    "The difference between losers and leaders is clear when losers say something everybody laugh, when leaders say something others fallow."

    What happens when people are crying?

    I guess that just means that we have no leaders at all: just losers pretending that they can lead.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 3:18pm

    Re: Re: Staff problems

    I'm printing out pamphlets and sending them to all the old people I know.
    I'm attacking this shit from the MAFIAA and co. on all fronts. It's a War they wanted, its War they got.
    I'm not even going into what AnonOps are doing.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 17th, 2012 @ 7:01pm

    Re: Flames

    Do not forget, dear US voters, the flames need to consume the political careers of all congress critters who are in favor of SOPA/PIPA. That is the only way the lesson sticks. Remember, the favorite time to pass unpopular legislation is straight after an election. It stays carefully hidden until the right time, then gets quickly whipped out and passed, preferably in the midst of some sort of panic.

    If this is not to happen, you need to get organized. Identifying the bad guys is easy. You also need an organization that donors can trust. Donations come from the companies/individuals who are against SOPA/PIPA or any similar legislation. Hollywood has to be outspent. Get on with it.

     

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    Jay (profile), Jan 17th, 2012 @ 10:44pm

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    Well, they still won't talk about SOPA on primetime. That's the problem here. But maybe now they'll say something about SOPA in the news tomorrow.

     

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    mike allen (profile), Jan 18th, 2012 @ 12:13am

    just checked the google blackout is only affecting the dot com site the dot co dot uk site is as normal.

     

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    s. keeling (profile), Jan 18th, 2012 @ 2:50pm

    Re: Re: Flames

    Hollywood has to be outspent.

    That's the crux of the current situation, and that's what you Yanquis should be trying to fix. Your gov't is broken. Your Congress-critters and Senators (and Presidents?) can be bought by special interests. Whoever has the most cash can buy their preferred outcome. Bloody revolting! I hope your Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves.

    Every US citizen should be appalled and ashamed that the situation has come to this. Fix your gov't, FFS!

     

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    The Luke Witnesser, Jan 20th, 2012 @ 5:01am

    Here lies the truth about SOPA/PIPA that even TechDirt has yet to report: what MPAA, RIAA, and Hollywood execs do not want you to see.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIuYgIvKsc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzS5rSvZXe8

    The truth behind why these big companies responsible for SOPA and PIPA are also responsible for piracy itself is far more insidious than even their outmoded business model.

    Hint: can you say, do as I say so I can crush you under heel?

     

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