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)


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

— English proverb


© 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.


Comments are closed.

Diary of a Psychokiller

take a trip with me to the darkside

Lipsync Lawyer

Stop bitching and know your law differently

Daring Fireball

Hearing ordinary lives talk

Girl in Florence

A Tuscan Texan immersed in Florentine life: passionate about food & wine | random moments | and travel

One Drawing Daily

I've been drawing and painting and learning (almost) every day since the 9th September 2014

An English Man In SF

a diary of life as an immigrant

MB Forde

Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Writing

Motorcycling in Hong Kong

On two wheels in Asia's World City


Making her way back to Neverland one day at a time...

The Naked Listener's Weblog

Hearing ordinary lives talk

Basti in China

Random stuff from Hong Kong and China

Making Maps: DIY Cartography

Resources and Ideas for Making Maps

Pointless Diagrams

A new, meaningless diagram drawn daily, just 'cause.

This Blog Needs Words

The greatest site in all the land!

The London Column

Reports from the life of a city, from 1951 to now, compiled by David Secombe

Vintagerock's Weblog

Just another weblog

%d bloggers like this: