Website Blackout Protest
If you run a website, please consider joining us in a website blackout protest/awareness raising for the cybercrime law. To join, you simply need to attach the following script to your website. The script will start blacking out your website from October 2 onwards. Your website visitors will be shown a blackout splash page with a link to this website and a link that will dismiss the blackout.
Using the default script, visitors will get a cookie to remove the blackout after they’ve clicked through. The blackout will return after a day to remind your visitors about the Cybercrime bill. If you want a different behavior, feel free to modify the scripts or request for it on the comments.
If your site is already using jQuery, you can remove the line that includes jQuery. If you are able to, it would help our hosting if you can host the script in your own server. You may download various versions of the script, depending on your needs:
(2.81 KB) – Original source code version, uncompressed. Remembers when a site visitor has seen the blackout.
- http://pifa.ph/blackout/call-to-action-always-show.js (2.91 KB) A version of the script that will always show the blackout whenever the user visits a page on your website (not recommended).
Users of social media sites can also take part in the online protest by changing their profile pictures or posting cybercrime protest images.
<a href="http://pifa.ph"><img src="http://pifa.ph/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/pifa-web-button.png" /></a>
For Tumblr, this may only work with certain layouts. Edit your layout, open your description textbox and paste the default code into your description.