[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikipedia is considering going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA

cyrano cyrano.fawkes at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 20:44:31 UTC 2012

Le 14/01/2012 08:20, Yaroslav M. Blanter a écrit :
> On Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:58:41 +0000, Tom Morris <tom at tommorris.org> wrote:
>> I think the concern will be dependent on whether Commons is covered in
>> the blackout (and whether the 'full' shutdown goes ahead or the
>> 'pop-up plus banners' that seems to be getting most traction on
>> enwiki).
>> I'm seeing a rough consensus for action on English Wikipedia, and
>> German Wikipedians seem to be up for acting in solidarity, but, as
>> I've said on the page on enwiki, I don't see how enwiki consensus for
>> a SOPA action ought to bind other proejcts including Commons and the
>> English sister projects.
> Commons most likely will only run a banner. There is currently a straw
> poll abut it. The blackout has not even been seriously discussed. (And I
> personally think it will not be a good idea because many hotlinks to
> Commons files would just disappear without any explanation in case of the
> blackout - not something which add us much credibility).

What about serving only one image, always the same: "this is what
happens when internet is censored", on a black background? Much more
impact than shutting down Commons.

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