[Foundation-l] English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to SOPA/PIPA
jalexander at wikimedia.org
Tue Jan 17 05:09:43 UTC 2012
The easiest way is probably just to put up a note on Mediawiki:Sitenotice
for the Vietnamese Wikipedia.
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM, Minh Huy (WMF) <minhhuywiki at gmail.com>wrote:
> Vietnamese Wikipedia Community also want to supports the protest. How
> do we show banner through CentralNotice of Meta-Wiki?
> Thank you.
> 2012/1/17, Jay Walsh <jwalsh at wikimedia.org>:
> > Please also see the related blog post,
> > The release is posted here:
> > *English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to SOPA/PIPA
> > *
> > San Francisco -- January 16, 2012 -- On January 18, 2012, in an
> > unprecedented decision, the Wikipedia community has chosen to blackout
> > English version of Wikipedia for 24 hours, in protest against proposed
> > legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in
> > U.S. House of Representatives, and PROTECTIP (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.
> > passed, this legislation will harm the free and open Internet and bring
> > about new tools for censorship of international websites inside the
> > States.
> > Wikipedia administrators confirmed this decision Monday afternoon (PST)
> > a public statement (
> > ):
> > Over the course of the past 72 hours, over 1800 Wikipedians have joined
> > together to discuss proposed actions that the community might wish to
> > against SOPA and PIPA. This is by far the largest level of participation
> > a community discussion ever seen on Wikipedia, which illustrates the
> > of concern that Wikipedians feel about this proposed legislation. The
> > overwhelming majority of participants support community action to
> > greater public action in response to these two bills. Of the proposals
> > considered by Wikipedians, those that would result in a "blackout" of the
> > English Wikipedia, in concert with similar blackouts on other websites
> > opposed to SOPA and PIPA, received the strongest support.
> > “Today Wikipedians from around the world have spoken about their
> > to this destructive legislation," said Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.
> > "This is an extraordinary action for our community to take - and while we
> > regret having to prevent the world from having access to Wikipedia for
> > a second, we simply cannot ignore the fact that SOPA and PIPA endanger
> > speech both in the United States and abroad, and set a frightening
> > precedent of Internet censorship for the world."
> > We urge Wikipedia readers to make your voices heard. If you live in the
> > United States, find your elected representative in Washington (
> > https://www.eff.org/sopacall). If you live outside the United States,
> > contact your State Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or similar
> > branch of government. Tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA, and want the
> > internet to remain open and free.
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