Stop SOPA – Snippet to turn your site off on January 18, 2012

Black out your own blogs on january in opposition to SOPA. You can do so by adding this script to your site:
Download the code from GitHub
Note: To see it in action before January 18, set your computer clock to the 18th.

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Estelle Weyl

My name is Estelle Weyl. I an open web evangelist and community engineer. I'm a consulting web developer, writing technical books with O'Reilly, running frontend workshops, and speaking about web development, performance, and other fun stuff all over the world. If you have any recommendations on topics for me to hit, please let me know via @estellevw.

3 thoughts on “Stop SOPA – Snippet to turn your site off on January 18, 2012”

  1. Interesting idea. I wonder whether it’d be more useful to create a pop-up that explains why all the content on your site is {color:black;background-color:black;} and link to a petition to stop SOPA. With a button to confirm I’ve signed the petition, the black-on-black reverts to your normal style?

    Just thinking that if everyone pulls their content on the 18th I’m going to have a really crap day. :)

  2. You having a crap day is the point. The goal is to show what it would be like WITHOUT the free communication we enjoy today. The SOPA legislation would make you have tons of crap days, as it would give the US government the ability to turn on / off websites/pages at their will. The terms are very broad, as to what makes an infringing website… etc.

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