This blog blacks out because of SOPA/PIPA

Wednesday 18 January 2012, 11.41am HKT


This blog will black out for 12 hours as a protest against the SOPA and PIPA bills in the USA.

Blackout effective times:

  • 18th January (Wednesday), 08.00 to 20.00 hours Eastern Standard Time (USA)
  • 18th January (Wednesday), 03.00 to 15.00 hours GMT
  • 18th January 20.00 hours to 19th January 08.00 hours Hong Kong time

The Naked Listener’s Weblog believes in and evinces a moral professionalism, and
apologises for the inconvenience and temporary lack of lulz.

Normally, by both temperament and technical background, I don’t protest. I sue instead because litigation often provides the requisite results that I so desire. My first lawsuit as plaintiff was when I was 12 years old.

Why this now? No special reason. WordPress is asking.

I would’ve ignored it, but since the nice folks at WordPress had (a) asked nicely and (b) offered a protest option via the dashboard, I figured why the heck not?

WordPress had already sent out a post about it. Get the memo!

Keyboard for cripples and one-handed typists:
you might just end up using one, one of these days

(Apologies to the disabled for use of ‘cripples’: I’m trying to make a point here)

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“If you tolerate this, your children will be next.”

— English proverb

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© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2012. Image via apina.

2 Responses to “This blog blacks out because of SOPA/PIPA”

  1. 4k4sh4 said

    Excellent article, I like it.

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