As most are aware, today, Wednesday, January 18th, thousands of websites went dark to protest SOPA & PIPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and (Protect IP Act) similar to sites like Wired.com, as seen in the image.
DomainTools provisioned its historic thumbnailing service on a new site called Screenshots.com, as announced in December. Today, we customized that service to capture the homepages of websites that are protesting SOPA & PIPA so you can see how their content and message has changed in light of the protest.
To memorialize this historic event in Internet history, we also created a specific page to feature and archive a sampling of many of the sites as they existed today.
If you would like to learn more, here are a few good sources regarding the acts and protest:
- SOPAstrike.com and AmericanCensorship.org
- Matt Cutts, Google’s software engineer that heads the Web Spam Team, covers SOPA well on his blog. If you check out the blog, you’ll find links to Google’s statement and a link to sign the petition.
If you visit Screenshots.com, you can queue other sites for screen capture by using the link on the right side of the search results page. If we do not yet have any screenshots for your site, by searching for the site on Screenshots.com you have automatically queued it for capture.