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30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

The past 24 hours on the Web have been a very interesting time to say the least. What began as an announcement on Reddit that the social news website would be blacked out for 12 hours on 18 January, 2012 soon became a full-fledged online protest against the draconian SOPA and PIPA bills.

Yesterday, thousands of websites joined Reddit in protest – including giant, Wikipedia – by implementing site-wide blackouts or banners to raise awareness of the critical failings with SOPA/PIPA, while giving users a taste of what the online world might be like if these bills were to pass.

In the screenshots below, you can see how some of the more notable protestors chose to voice their concerns. Full credit to Reddit user dlink for going to the effort of gathering these screenshots together and uploading them to this album on Imgur.

4chan

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

WordPress

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

I Can Has Cheezburger?

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Red 5 Studios

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Duck Duck Go

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Anna G. Eshoo

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Tor Project

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Rate Your Music

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Reddit

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Boing Boing

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Craigslist

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Ars Technica

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

School of Information Studies

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Consumer Electronics Association

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Wikipedia

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Google

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Qwantz

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Mozilla

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Digg

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

MoveOn

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

OpenDNS

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Imgur

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

TwitchTV

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Twitpic

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Wired

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

TechCrunch

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Major League Gaming

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Minecraft

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

TorrentFreak

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Amazon

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Gizmodo

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Demonoid

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

xkcd

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Al Jadeed

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

Razer

30+ websites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout

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  • Chris Hammang

    No mention of my favorite music resource (Rateyourmusic) who also participated in the blackout.

    I knew that Wikipedia’s involvement demonstrated the scale of this protest, but It can be hard to grasp without a visual aid, such as the typical crowds of 10000+ people waving banners as in conventional protests.

    • http://blog.neorelic.com.au/ Patrick Jones

      If you can find me a screenshot of their site during the blackout, I’ll definitely add it to the list!

      Edit: Just found the link to what they would have had up, so I will add it shortly.