This blog goes dark in protest at SOPA/PIPA

Posted on Wed 18 Jan 2012 @ 1.04pm UTC

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 EST (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

Learn English or Starves believes that, if SOPA/PIPA ever get passed into law, the people who will be enforcing them won’t be up to the job and won’t have the requisite moral professionalism.

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

I would’ve ignored it, but since the nice folks at WordPress had (a) asked nicelyand (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!

One fine day, you’ll be using a keyboard for the crippled like this one.

(Apologies to the disable for using the word ‘crippled.’ Trying to make a point.)

We do apologise for the temporary lack of lulz, depraved pron, blatant piracy and other forms of professionalism during the blackout.

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

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