Apologies to those readers inconvenienced when I failed to take down my blackout screen last night. I’d intended to do it at midnight (MT), but forgot. Midnight is not my brightest hour. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about being a part of something big — really big — and important. … Continue reading The Great American Blackout: It’s not over yet
Just want to spotlight (for after the blackout) a clever little anti-censorship video, The Day the LOLcats Died. The video appears today on I Can Haz Cheeseburger, mecca for lovers of cats and humor. It asks a pivotal question: “Why, why are laws a thing you can buy?” Continue reading The Day the LOLcats Died
Wow, check out that gorgeous Wikipedia blackout page (assuming you’re not in the Eastern time zone)! I’m actually a little misty eyed … Continue reading Way to go, Wikipedia!
A Politico post this evening quotes Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-VT), author of the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA), who issued a dismissive statement today. Referring to Wikipedia, Reddit, and other companies supporting tomorrow’s Internet blackout, he said: Perhaps if these companies would participate constructively, they could point to what in the actual legislation they contend … Continue reading Leahy claims blackout sponsors ‘misunderstand’ PIPA legislation
WordPress.com has finally installed and announced an option that gives you a way to blackout your blog tomorrow for The Great American SOPA/PIPA Blackout. It will also put a protest ribbon on each page of your blog until January 24, the day the Senate is scheduled to vote on PIPA. Just go to Dashboard > … Continue reading Finally, a WordPress setting for SOPA blackout!
In addition to information and links about SOPA and PIPA, the following quotation appears on an Anonymous website: I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not … Continue reading SOPA, PIPA: We WILL be heard