Re: Wikipedia to go dark on January 18

alice dampman humel <alicedh@...>
 

Not nearly as draconian as SOPA itself!


STOP SOPA: Why MichaelMoore.com Will Be Blacked Out Wednesday,
January 18th ...a note from Michael Moore

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Friends,

My websites MichaelMoore.com and Mike's High School Newspaper
will both be going dark for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight
in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act now before Congress. I'm
proud to join with Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing and thousands
of websites in this action to raise awareness of this huge threat
to an open internet.

I think we all knew that the powers-that-be would eventually try
to kill the world wide web as we've come to know and love it. I'm
sure it's just an accident that these bills are being proposed
after a year where uprisings around the world were literally
started on the internet. This is a scary device to those in power
and I'm sure they rue the day they allowed us to talk freely to
each other. They weren't thinking about the revolution that would
cause -- they just saw it as a way to sell more stuff. Oops. And
now they want to rein it in.

Please take the time to learn about SOPA (and its twin Senate
bill, PIPA) and then call AND fax AND email your Representative
and Senators tomorrow. Let's melt their phone lines and
computers. We've got to use the internet while we still can to
organize, fight back and stop this.

The good news is the Obama administration says it doesn't support
the bills in their current form (but he said that about the
National Defense Authorization Act -- and then went ahead and
signed it after changes that still left its most dangerous
provisions intact).

We can win this. But we've got to pour it on right now. I'll see
you on the other side tomorrow night at midnight!

Yours,

Michael Moore
MMFlint@...
@MMFlint
MichaelMoore.com

P.S. Part 2 of the Tavis Smiley Show with Cornel West, Barbara
Ehrenreich and me airs tonight late night on PBS. Part 3 tomorrow
night. Find your local station and showtime here.

P.P.S. There's a powerful film opening wide on Friday, 'Extremely
Loud and Incredible Close.' It's one of my favorite films of the
year. Go see it if you're in the mood for a deeply moving
experience.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "deadcatbounce" <JAWS@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Wikipedia to go dark on January 18


A bit draconian if wikipedia to do, isn't it? :-)
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: Wikipedia to go dark on January 18


BBC stands for what?

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----- Original Message -----
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Yes, saw this on the BBC and I can imagine it will affect many
English
JAWS users who rely on Wikipedia for their leisure.


Christopher H

On 17/01/2012 09:56, Marquette, Ed wrote:
OK. I contend this isn't off-topic. People who use the
Research-it
feature of JAWS to look up something on Wikipedia on January
18 may be
in for a surprise, and it isn't Freedom Scientific's fault.
This only applies to the English version, but the Board of
Directors of
Wikipedia elected to take the English version off-line on
January 18 to
protest certain pending legislation in the United States
Congress --
statutes aimed at strengthening intellectual property rights
and
preventing privacy.
I won't get into the politics. I just thought I'd send out
the alert.
I don't know how the shut-down will be implemented, i.e.,
whether there
will be a message that pops up or whether it will just be
temporarily
unreachable by browsers. I suspect it is the former, but who
knows?


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