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January 18 captured: A SOPA blackout gallery

Posted 18 Jan 2012 by 

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I'll be updating this post throughout the day with more images of sites that have joined the SOPA blackout. Leave a comment with any site you'd like to be added to the gallery, which will remain here after the blackout is over. Also note that these are "above the fold" screencaps--if you have full-page captures, please feel free to send them, and I will try to get as many of those myself as possible by the end of the day.

Click an image to see a larger version. And if you've been here before, you might want to head on to page 2 of the gallery.

 

Wikipedia

 

Google


Links to Google's End Piracy, Not Liberty page

 

DC Craigslist

 

Several sites are using this spotlight overlay, created by Zachary Johnson in Cyberspace (Zachstronaut) and released on Github, LibreOffice, Michael Moore, Postsecret and Greenpeace

 

Flickr is allowing each user to put the following blackout image over 10 of their pictures:

 

Wordpress.com

 

Wordpress.org

The following image is from WordPress.org. WordPress also made it easy for its hosted bloggers to participate. Their sites look similar to this screen, but with the individual blog's name replacing "WORDPRESS.ORG."

 

XKCD

 

Questionable Content

 

The Oatmeal

 

Reddit

 

Board Game Geek

 

Anonymous

 

Buzzfeed

 

Twitpic

(logo change only)

 

Ars Technica

 

Minecraft

 

Boing Boing

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

 

Fark

 

O'Reilly Media

 

Mozilla

 

Free Software Foundation and GNU.org sites

 

Paul Scott

 

Nearly Free Speech

 

OSO Labs

 

Fedora Project

 

nwLinux



SecurityKISS

 

Backwoods Home

 

Rackspace

 

Metal Archives

 

Girls with Slingshots

 

Nedroid

 

Something Positive

 

Fresh Ports

 

Tor

 

MoveOn

 

Creative Commons

 

Steve Jackson Games

 

MAKE, CRAFT, and MakerShed

 

 AdaFruit


 

Arduino

 

XDA Developers

 

InnWIKItion and Socialistes d'Albal

 

Network1.net

 

DistroWatch

 

I Can Has Cheezburger

 

WIRED

 

Internet Archive

 

OpenCongress

 

Tucows

 

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

 

The Real Paul Jones

 

Daniel Solis

 

NameCheap

 

DotSub

 

TechCrunch

 

Identi.ca

 

2600


2600 has sliding text. The full content reads:

2600 is unavailable. We've joined a 24 hour darkness campaign in protest of bills like SOPA and PIPA. Such bills could make sites like ours permanently dark. You may have heard that the battle is won, that SOPA and PIPA have no chance of passage. Don't be misled.

Your actions and awareness have already made a HUGE difference, but bills like these will always be around in every corner of the globe, waiting for the net community to let down its guard.

This show of solidarity is only one way to demonstrate our power and the willingness of people to stand together. Thanks for being a part of it by reading. Please learn more at this site. To join the protest, visit here. To contact your elected representative, go to https://blacklists.eff.org

 

A Day Without Takei

 

Free Internet Press

 

Red 5 Studios

 

Major League Gaming

 

Peter Gabriel, Real World Studios, and related sites

 

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74 Comments

Kevin Fenzi

The fedoraproject wiki:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Project_Wiki

and the fedoraproject.org front page:
http://fedoraproject.org/

Not blacked out, but banners. ;)

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OSOLABS
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Mikael "MMN-o" Nordfeldth

http://wordpress.com/ is doing it too! .)

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jreynman

At last Wikipedia did it! How about other giants?
Another corporate voice on SOPA with a nice clip:
http://securitykiss.com/resources/articles/sopa/

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Unidentified

http://www.libreoffice.org/ blacked out, with a link to navigate to a regular site.

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Beverly Pearl
Open Minded

NearlyFreeSpeech.NET has blacked out their site and offered a one-click option to customers to do the same for their own.

Here's what it looks like on mine:
http://mosaicabc.nfshost.com/

My son (and technical contact) has also blacked out his half-dozen sites.

All of the Free Software Foundation sites (eg. fsf.org, gnu.org, etc.) are also blacked out, as is one of my son's favorite niche news sites, osnews.com.

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bcl
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Mark Moore

Added http://nwlinux.com to the fight against SOPA/PIPA

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paulscott56

Not a very big site, but my personal site at www.paulscott.za.net

I blacked it out this morning and received around 50 emails from concerned readers about what my ISP had done. I had to explain to them that it was regarding PIPA/SOPA and eventually changed the blackout page to reflect that. In some ways, it was too effective!

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Dru

freshports.org

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Dru

oreilly.com

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John Dulaney
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bujku

Distrowatch seems not taking any particular action. Strangely enough, the same is true for Debian, ArchLinux, Mandriva, FreeBSD, PCLinuxOS, FreeBSD, Mint, Ubuntu, Sabayon, Slackware, Knoppix, Mepis, Ubuntustudio, KDE, Zenwalk, Linuxfromscratch, Openbsd, Xfce, GNOME and KDE.

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suehle
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I don't see anything unusual on dailymile. Is it a popup or something odd?

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pantherchild

There's a banner across the dailymile image in the upper left hand corner that says STOP CENSORSHIP and links to http://americancensorship.org/ . It appears to only show if you're logged in.

Here's a screencap: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantherchild/6720548823/

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Unidentified

http://www.2600.com (slideshow)

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pantherchild

There's a banner across the dailymile image in the upper left hand corner that says STOP CENSORSHIP and links to http://americancensorship.org/ . It appears to only show if you're logged in.

Here's a screencap: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantherchild/6720548823/

Also, add Flickr to the list (though, it's opt-in): http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantherchild/6720544771/

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suehle
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Got them, thanks! I'll upload them shortly.

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pantherchild

:'( That's hitting the internet where it hurts.

http://www.allegiancemusical.com/blog-entry/day-no-takei

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Unidentified

Craigslist has a splash page too. Here's what I wrote to my reps via Wikipedia's convenient links to their contact pages:

Please reject PIPA (Senate 968) & SOPA (HR 3261). This poorly written legislation can severely cripple one of America's most innovative and profitable industries. Funding for new development will promptly dry up, courts will be overwhelmed, and even my dear old parents' simple needs will be constrained.

The intended benefits to our entertainment industry are a mirage. Intellectual property piracy will still flourish internationally, and domestic access will not be dramatically reduced for even the moderately skilled internet user.

Since sixth grade at Pinehurst Middle School in 1982, I have been blessed with our state's best education, including access to computer and internet technology. I have both contributed to and benefited from this particularly American innovation and entrepreneurship.

Please don't put up roadblocks to my livelihood in North Carolina. Refuse to support SOPA and PIPA as they currently stand. This legislation needs to be severely reworked if it's to achieve any positive result without severe consequences.

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Barry Peddycord

deviantArt has a little button where it normally puts advertisements in its top bar encouraging users to go to a post discussing SOPA.

http://deviantart.com/

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www.soup.io cencored its logo.

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Bret Wayne Greenwood
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ilovetheopenweb.org
paulbooker.co.uk

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Stu

haxorpcs.com is dark

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www.explosm.net blacked out

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joindiaspora.com
diasp.org
unixporn.com
slackermedia.info
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flattr.com
has a blocked out logo

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tllts.org
thelinuxlink.net

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dragonbite
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Not completely blacked-out, but supporters
http://www.dorktower.com/
http://www.weregeek.com/

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http://www.4chan.org/

ads on top "censored" and all posts blacked out

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Mustafa Neguib

banners have been added for quite a few days.
www.worldofpakistan.net
www.mntechsolutions.net

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Shane

http://cuteoverload.com is black today.

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Tryggvi Björgvinsson

The independent music distribution site Gogoyoko (which advocates for fair play in music - allows users to stream without cost and artitst to sell their music directly to users) is blacked out in protest:
http://gogoyoko.com

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Bret McMillan

http://www.pastie.org/3209399

Header, and seems like default theme is "Twilight"

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