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How to bypass #SOPA if/when it passes.

What SOPA would do to censor the internet is force internet companies to block their DNS servers from sending you to the sites you want. When you type in donttreadonmike.com, your request is sent to a DNS server which then sends you to the website’s true address, or IP address, which just looks like a bunch of numbers. Under SOPA, if a site is blocked or blacklisted, it will still be there, but DNS servers will no longer process your request. The site can still be accessed directly through it’s IP address.

You may want to start building a list of your favorite site’s IP addresses just in case SOPA passes so that you’ll still be able to visit them.

If you have a Mac, go to your applications folder, and then the utilities folder. Inside you’ll find an application called “Network Utility.” Go to the “Ping” menu and type the website for which you want to see the IP address and hit “ping.” It’ll look something like this (I’ve highlighted the IP Address):

Ping

In windows, go to the start menu and type in “cmd.” When the window opens up, type in “ping www.google.com” or whatever website you want.

Do this for all of your favorite websites and save their IP Addresses to a text file. All you have to do is copy and paste the IP address where you would normally type in the URL and you’re good to go. Keep in mind though that IP addresses can change so you may want to do this every month or so to keep your list up to date.

Here is a pre-made list of popular sites which may by threatened by SOPA if it passes. I haven’t tested all of them so if any of these IP Addresses don’t work, you now have the knowledge to update the list for yourself.

wikipedia.org 91.198.174.225

# Social media
reddit.com 72.247.244.88
imgur.com 173.231.140.219
google.com 74.125.157.99
youtube.com 74.125.65.91
yahoo.com 98.137.149.56
hotmail.com 65.55.72.135
bing.com 65.55.175.254
digg.com 64.191.203.30
theonion.com 97.107.137.164
hush.com 65.39.178.43
gamespot.com 216.239.113.172
ign.com 69.10.25.46
cracked.com 98.124.248.77
sidereel.com 144.198.29.112
github.com 207.97.227.239

# Torrent sites
thepiratebay.org 194.71.107.15
mininova.com 80.94.76.5
btjunkie.com 93.158.65.211
demonoid.com 62.149.24.66
demonoid.me 62.149.24.67

# Social networking
facebook.com 69.171.224.11
twitter.com 199.59.149.230
tumblr.com 174.121.194.34
livejournal.com 209.200.154.225
dreamwidth.org 69.174.244.50

# Live Streaming Content
stickam.com 67.201.54.151
blogtv.com 84.22.170.149
justin.tv 199.9.249.21
chatroulette.com 184.173.141.231
omegle.com 97.107.132.144
own3d.tv 208.94.146.80
megavideo.com 174.140.154.32

# Television
gorillavid.com 178.17.165.74
videoweed.com 91.220.176.248
novamov.com 91.220.176.248
tvlinks.com 208.223.219.206
1channel.com 208.87.33.151

# Shopping
amazon.com 72.21.211.176
newegg.com 216.52.208.187
frys.com 209.31.22.39

# File Sharing
mediafire.com 205.196.120.13
megaupload.com 174.140.154.20
fileshare.com 208.87.33.151
multiupload.com 95.211.149.7
uploading.com 195.191.207.40
warez-bb.org 31.7.57.13
hotfile.com 199.7.177.218
gamespy.com 69.10.25.46
what.cd 67.21.232.223
warez.ag 178.162.238.136
putlocker.com 89.238.130.247
uploaded.to 95.211.143.200
dropbox.com 199.47.217.179
pastebin.com 69.65.13.216

In addition to all of this, there is a plug-in for Firefox that tells Firefox to go through foreign DNS servers when browsing the internet, thereby bypassing the American ones that will be blacklisting websites. It makes your browsing experience slower, especially the first time you visit a site, but it’s easy and worth it. Get the plug-in [HERE]

Remember: Lex Malla, Lex Nulla. A bad law is no law. A bad law deserves to be protested, fought, broken, and circumvented every chance we get. Now you have a little knowledge that will help you do that. 

http://donttreadonmike.com/2012/01/03/how-to-bypass-sopa-ifwhen-it-passes/  

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