Protest SOPA with 24 Hour Content Blackout
  • Petitioned Mark Zuckerberg

This petition was delivered to:

CEO of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
Founder of Deviantart
Angelo Sotira
CEO of Youtube
Salar Kamangar
CEO of Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales
CEO of Google
Larry Page
CEO of Microsoft
Steve Ballmer
CEO of Twitter
Dick Costolo

Protest SOPA with 24 Hour Content Blackout

    1. Matthew Runyan
    2. Petition by

      Matthew Runyan

      Lake Forest, CA

The Protect IP or SOPA Act currently in sub-committee, threatens the freedom of speech for not just Americans but to everyone around the world.

The majority of Americans seem to be against this current proposed legislature, however I would believe that most of them have not actually voiced their opinions to their elected representatives.

Blacking out websites such as Wikipedia, Youtube, Facebook, Deviantart, Twitter, Google and other websites that rely on user submitted content for only 24 hours would send a strong statement to the United States government that there is much opposition to this proposed piece of legislature.

In fact, Wikipedia CEO Jimmy Wales is already considering such a blackout, and I feel it would be beneficial if other websites considered this form of protest as well.


Please follow Jimmy Wales & Wikipedia as an example and start the discussion now of a possible 24 hour blackout as a form of protesting SOPA.

Additionally, please provide links or contact information of elected representatives in the US for users to contact to voice their concern about this proposed act.

Recent signatures


    1. Closing petition due to massive blackout that already happened = )

      Matthew Runyan
      Petition Organizer

      Reddit, Wikipedia, Imgur and many other websites went dark in a massive online protest earlier this month, and it was successful in stopping SOPA/PIPA dead in it's tracks. Thank you for everyone that signed this petition, and thank you to the websites that actually used this idea!

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kayla Cammack NAMPA, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      SOPA is a violation of our privacy, and the government is stepping out of line. Internet security, my financial information, could be compromised because of this act. Being innocent until proven guilty is one of the strongest freedoms this country has, and that will go away in the virtual world with this act. One company can make an accusation against another company, and then that company is blacklisted because of a simple accusation, even if there is no proof? And yes, that company can fight for months to get removed from that list, but revenue could still be lost. If this act goes through, it's just one step closer to having more of our rights taken away. Next will be our freedom of speech period. Somebody can accuse me of anything and I can sit in a jail cell until I'm proven innocent.

    • Kevin Goodman CLEMMONS, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Threatening any one freedom, threatens ALL freedom.

    • Kevin Goodman CLEMMONS, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Threatening any one freedom, threatens ALL freedom. Dissent without action is consent.

    • Ravenna Boogerd DEVENTER, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 3 years ago

      Censoring the internet is a restriction to freedom. america, the so called land of freedom, who is restricting not only americans, but the whole world of its freedom. this is going to far!

    • Karla Barany-McCallum SPOKANE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is a step toward a totalitarian country hiding behind the guise of protecting intellectual property. It would be great to protect ip, but this is not the way to do it. Not only will it not work as advertised, it will hurt the people of the world, small and big businesses, and future generations. It needs to be stopped, call your representatives and tell them that you object.


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