what’s tumblr black-out?
The Tumblr Black-out is in protest against SOPA on January 18th, which is to ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ and this bill is scheduled for a test vote in the Senate on Jan. 24th. If this bill is passed it gives the government new/full power to block Americans’ access websites that corporations don’t like. The bill lets corporations and the US government censor entire websites and cut sites off from advertising, payments and donations.
Tumblr as a website will not be shutting down on January 18th, as they have not been confirmed on the SOPA Strike page. Although there have been over 342 tumblr accounts that have been confirmed to shut down individually on this day, which you can check out on the Unfiltered List.
If this bill is passed American’s will not be allowed to:
- Download movies, music, television shows, images, etc!
- You will not be aloud to post any content that is not originally yours due to copyright infringement. Meaning that if you have not taken the image yourself, shot the video, or written even a quote yourself you cannot legally post it
Essentially this bill will change Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites entirely… Check out more here: SOPA Breaks The Internet
How do I get my tumblr to black out tomorrow?
If you go on the site for the Web Goes on Strike you will see this bar, you just simply submit your url there:
Essentially you could put in any site you want
Here are some examples of people shutting down there sites:
Underlined in red are Facebook profiles, Underlined in blue are Tumblr blogs, Underlined in green are various other personal blogs and this is only a small portion of the list.