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Used on nearly 200 websites on Jan 18th’s internet strike!

The SOPA (H.R.3261) & PIPA (S.968) are terrible pieces of legislation that gives broad powers for the courts to take down sites by claims from “infringed” users. If SOPA or PIPA are voted for by Congress, it could devastate the artistic expression and livelihood of many artists, hackers, and entrepreneurs.

Protest the SOPA/PIPA bills and install the blackout code on your site to let your visitors know what they could miss out if SOPA/PIPA do pass.

Paste this code into your Tumblr themes, website, and more…

<script type="text/javascript">
  var FATLAB_Stop_SOPA = {
    color : '#000000',
    promote : true
  };

  document.write('<scr'+'ipt src="http://fffff.at/stop_sopa/blackout.js?v=1"></scr'+'ipt>');
</script>

The color can also be changed to a hex code, an rgb(), or rgba() format. You can also choose disable the promotion overlay by changing promote to false.

Post your site link in the comments so we can track and spread the word!

Code by @gleuch | view source
Speed Project: 2 hours

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Posted on December 14, 2011

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COMMENTS

  1. Sensu says:

    blacked out.
    @sensu77

  2. Calvin says:

    Lookin’ good on my blog.

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  4. [...] at F.A.T., who recently brought you the automated protest robot “Occu(pi) Bot,” are protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act with a bit of code that shows you what the Internet might be like if the controversial bill [...]

  5. [...] And do I need a “Body Positive!” rainbow banner? Or is a WFP “Hunger Crisis In the Horn of Africa” more appropriate? How about blacked-out text to raise awareness for SOPA? [...]

  6. Lake City Quiet Pills is using the script.

    Load time to your site was too long so I mirrored the blackout.js to http://www.lakecityquietpills.com/blackout.js

    Thanks.

  7. Greg Leuch says:

    If you want to get updates &/or have the script deactivated when the SOPA bill is gone, please use the FAT link or the following link:

    https://raw.github.com/gleuch/STOP-SOPA-Blackout/master/sopa_blackout.js

    Thanks y’all!

  8. Richard Best says:

    …that’s if I did it right- put it in the header- if it should go elsewhere, it would help if your instructions were clearer, would probably help anyway for those who have less knowledge of how to go about doing what you’re asking them to…

  9. [...] portal Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) criou um script para ser aplicado em qualquer site que cobre o conteúdo da página com uma tarja preta (como você vê na imagem acima), como forma de demonstrar a censura que o ato poderá trazer. [...]

  10. Adam says:

    Seriously, thank you for creating this, more people need it. Summarily added to my site.

  11. [...] and techniques to draw on far into the future as we re-skill our way forward. And, providing we make the preservation of the Internet a priority, our Web hubs will allow us to exchange information and ideas to help us adapt in place most [...]

  12. choo says:

    my site is not blacking out :(

    what am i doing wrong? the “stop SOPA” thing works fine but i want my site blacked out

  13. choo says:

    if someone can help, send me an email —> chooesfone@gmail.com

  14. [...] For those who are wondering, TorrentFreak is not going dark. Our purpose has always been to inform the public, whether it’s the latest news or a call to action like this article. We believe we can contribute and achieve more by keeping the site online than to black out completely. That said, we are alerting all visitors to take action through the excellent censorship script put together by FAT LAB. [...]

  15. [...] For those who are wondering, TorrentFreak is not going dark. Our purpose has always been to inform the public, whether it’s the latest news or a call to action like this article. We believe we can contribute and achieve more by keeping the site online than to black out completely. That said, we are alerting all visitors to take action through the excellent censorship script put together by FAT LAB. [...]

  16. [...] For those who are wondering, TorrentFreak is not going dark. Our purpose has always been to inform the public, whether it’s the latest news or a call to action like this article. We believe we can contribute and achieve more by keeping the site online than to black out completely. That said, we are alerting all visitors to take action through the excellent censorship script put together by FAT LAB. [...]

  17. emocode says:

    blacked out emocode

  18. [...] For those who are wondering, TorrentFreak is not going dark. Our purpose has always been to inform the public, whether it’s the latest news or a call to action like this article. We believe we can contribute and achieve more by keeping the site online than to black out completely. That said, we are alerting all visitors to take action through the excellent censorship script put together by FAT LAB. [...]

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