Stop SOPA/PIPA Plugins for Blogger and WordPress

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STOP SOPA PIPASOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Act itself allows copyright holders to challenge the use of their content in any form on the internet. But recently it has caused quite a stir in the Internet community with the web censorship bills.

Thousands of people, including tech giants such as Facebook and Google, have opposed the web censorship bill, saying it would effectively censor the web and place unfair demands on content providers. A few infringing links would be enough to block a site completely.

Sites like GoDaddy has already burnt their fingers by supporting SOPA. The internet community strongly reacted against GoDaddy on their decision to support SOPA. Due tho this several GoDaddy customers started migrating their domains and hosting services to another hosting company.

A number of websites including Wikipedia, Firefox, Reddit and others are planning to blackout their websites on Jan 18th, 2012, to protest the web censorship bills. So if you are too thinking to join the movement and protest again SOPA/PIPA, you can show your support by adding any of these plugins to your blog.

If you don’t want a complete blackout on your website, you can show your support by adding a black ribbon, to your site template. Blogger and WordPress users can add a black ribbon to their blogs with the following code.
Blogger users copy paste the following code in a HTML/Javascript widget. While WordPress users can copy paste the following code in a Text widget.

<a href="http://americancensorship.org/" target="_blank"><img style="position: fixed; top: 0px; left: 0px; border: none;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yi5uS_ylq4Q/TxVR0csJE6I/AAAAAAAACKs/xp6zdQEjed0/s1600/stop+sopa.png" alt="" /></a>

<a href="http://americancensorship.org/" target="_blank"><img style="position: fixed; top: 0px; right: 0px; border: none;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yux3YQuToKw/TxVRzjOnv8I/AAAAAAAACKk/PqdYuNV8v28/s1600/stop+pipa.png" alt="" /></a>

WordPress users have other alternatives too. WordPress users can search the plugins repository here to show your support. Every bit of support can potentially make a huge difference. Do share your views!!!

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1 Ammar

Could you please explain me what is PIPA and SOPA?

2 Sahil Umatia

SOPA is the Stop online Privacy Act and PIPA is the Protect IP Act. Unfortunately US government will be issuing a new bill which will block Americans for visiting websites that links to infringing content. This means sites like Google, Facebook, YouTube and other major sites will be blocked from viewing. This will cause a huge impact to the internet community. See this infographic to know more:

3 defcon

Thanks for the plugins, nice and bold to get the message out.

4 Jocelyn

The banners in the corners worked great. They’re exactly what I was looking for as an alternative to completely blacking out my site. I know I’m a few hours early, but they’re up already. Thank you!

5 Bobby

Thank you, added this to my blogspot.

6 Kevin

We are told that this only targets non-US or foreign sites but who cares, there are no borders on the internet. So all sites are US sites the same as they are UK sites, German sites, etc. All sites are global by the very nature of the internet so it will absolutely affect those of us in the US.

7 John @ Top Internet Searches

Kind of late, but I added the black ribbon to my site too. Thanks for sharing, Sahil. Regards, John.

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