[opensource] Fwd: Biggest. Online. Protest. EVER.

Michael Yanovich yanovich.1 at osu.edu
Wed Jan 18 01:23:26 EST 2012


The only downside to using only javascript would be for those few people
who disable javascript. They won't see the advert. For example, you can
avoid Wikipedia's blackout by simply disabling javascript.

On 01/17/2012 11:15 PM, Paul Schwendenman wrote:
> I think we could easily remove everything but the continue and the protest sopa.
> 
> see:
> 
> sarcasm.ath.cx
> 
> and the file is hosted
> 
> http://sarcasm.ath.cx/sopablackout.js
> 
> Paul
> 
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM, Paul Schwendenman
> <paul at opensource.osu.edu> wrote:
>> I think that we could easily remove everything but the click to
>> continue and protest sopa.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 9:39 PM, Michael Yanovich <yanovich.1 at osu.edu> wrote:
>>> Yep and with this one the webmaster could customize it to their liking.
>>>
>>> On 01/17/2012 09:37 PM, Matt Meinwald wrote:
>>>> The nice thing about that one is you could download the javascript and host it
>>>> yourself. Personally I'd say go for it, though perhaps the president would like
>>>> to weigh in.
>>>>
>>>> On 01/17/2012 09:15 PM, Michael Yanovich wrote:
>>>>> I also found this:
>>>>>
>>>>> <script type="text/javascript"
>>>>> src="https://js.sopablackout.org/sopablackout.js"></script>
>>>>>
>>>>> This pants the entire page black and then once one clicks it goes away.
>>>>> While it is black it has links to get people active.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 01/17/2012 08:03 PM, Brian Swaney wrote:
>>>>>> The script redirects to another website, which I'd sort of rather not
>>>>>> deploy in the name of integrity and security on our website own website.
>>>>>> There may be a better way to "black out" out site though, and I would
>>>>>> have no object to the idea if there is a consensus supporting it. Do you
>>>>>> guys want the site opensource.osu.edu unavailable on that day?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Brian Swaney
>>>>>> Open Source Club at
>>>>>> Ohio State University
>>>>>> Website Administrator
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 01/17/2012 05:46 PM, Michael Yanovich wrote:
>>>>>>> If anyone is interested in protesting SOAP/PIPA, I received this e-mail
>>>>>>> with a nifty javascript that will let you "black out" your website.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>>>>> Subject: Biggest. Online. Protest. EVER.
>>>>>>> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:19:36 +0000
>>>>>>> From: Donny Shaw <info at fightforthefuture.org>
>>>>>>> Reply-To: <info at fightforthefuture.org>
>>>>>>> To: Michael <yanovich.1 at osu.edu>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tomorrow, January 18th, 2012, will be the largest internet protest in
>>>>>>> history. Thousands of sites across the internet, including some of the
>>>>>>> biggest in the world, will be blacking out and directing people to
>>>>>>> contact Congress to kill the web censorship bill, SOPA and PIPA. We want
>>>>>>> to get you involved.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Join us on the historic day by blacking out your site. Copy the code
>>>>>>> below and paste it into the header of your theme to black your site out
>>>>>>> in protest of SOPA/PIPA. It will activate automatically on Jan. 18th at
>>>>>>> 8 a.m. ET, directing visitors to contact Congress, and shut off
>>>>>>> automatically at 8 p.m.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> <script type="text/javascript">var a=new
>>>>>>> Date,b=a.getHours()+a.getTimezoneOffset()/60;if(18==a.getDate()&&0==a.getMonth()&&2012==a.getFullYear()&&13<=b&&24>=b)window.location="http://sopastrike.com/strike";</script>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> (Wordpress users: we have a plug-in just for you ::
>>>>>>> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sopa-strike/ )
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Your visitors will see the page at the link below and be prompted to
>>>>>>> contact Congress:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://sopastrike.com/strike
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In just 7 days, the Senate will vote on forever altering the free and
>>>>>>> open internet by instituting a new regime of extra-judicial,
>>>>>>> corporate-led website takedowns. This is a fundamental fight about who
>>>>>>> has power in society -- the people with the means to communicate freely
>>>>>>> or the governments and corporations that feel threatened.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> For the full state of play on the censorship bills, take a look at this
>>>>>>> infographic we've put together ::
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://sopacountdown.com/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The clock is ticking, and we're still 35 senators short of the number we
>>>>>>> need to kill the bill.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thank You!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Donny, Tiffiniy, Holmes, CJ, Phil, Josh, Douglas
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization fighting for people's
>>>>>>> freedoms in a new digital age
>>>>>>> ----
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This email was sent to yanovich.1 at osu.edu.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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