New Scientist posted some ways to get access to Wikipedia today in spite of the blackout. On the one hand, I think they are worth drawing attention to, since some of these would definitely be useful for other sites in other situations where the main original site is not working for some reason. On the other hand, I wonder about the appropriateness of a workaround that allows one to circumvent a blackout intentionally made in protest.
Perhaps it reminds me a little too much of strikebreaking, which hits a little too close to home, with Indiana’s proposed “Right to Work” legislation.
In the extra time they have because favorite sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are down for the day, I invite readers of this blog to discuss the PIPA and SOPA laws, censorship, the use of an internet blackout to protest them, the appropriateness of posting workarounds in such an instance, and other useful workarounds they have discovered (to be used appropriately, of course).