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How to Take Down My Web Site

Posted: January 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Serious | 2 Comments »

Here are directions for taking down my Web site:

1. Make sure SOPA and/or PIPA pass through Congress and are signed into law.

2. Complain to my hosting company by saying that someone posted copyrighted material on aarondietz.us.

3. My hosting company, Dreamhost, will be forced to shut down my Web site or else risk all kinds of nasty things the law can do to them.

This is because of misguided and malicious language in SOPA and PIPA. As my hosting company put it, “We would have to shut down your ENTIRE domain as soon as we received a complaint about it – whether that complaint was valid or not! There would be no pre-shutdown courtesy letter, no friendly ‘please remove this from your site’. Just BOOM! The end. Obliterated. Everything gone.”

Now you know how to shut me down. It will only take an act of Congress and one email. If you want to stop the law from going through, get involved.

Read more about how the movement is working here (SOPA has been delayed or perhaps killed permanently; PIPA is being highly questioned).

See how much time we have here.


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2 Comments on “How to Take Down My Web Site”

  1. 1 Randy said at 9:25 am on June 4th, 2012:

    I’ve been attempting to take down your site for some time now*. I always figured it would take an act of congress, but now I learn that it additionally will require me to write an e-mail? This is sounding like entirely too much work. I give up.

    *No, I haven’t really.

  2. 2 aarondietz said at 9:47 pm on June 4th, 2012:

    I’m incredibly flattered, Randy. Never give up on me (or bringing my site down–whatever).


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