New Zealand Avatar/Signature Blackout Protest

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MacNut, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Hello fellow MacRumors members, as you know we tend to have a little fun and start silly avatar games. This time it is no game and we purposely want everyone to join in with the fight. We have blackened out our avatars to show support for our friends in New Zealand who on Febuary 28 might have to deal with the toughest copyright law ever known.
    The plan is simple, just darken your avatar to a black square to help protest the new law. Who knows someday a law this strict might come to a country near you.

    For details on what we are doing and the reasons behind it you can go here.
    http://creativefreedom.org.nz/blackout.html
    http://nzblackout.org/
     
  2. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    As MacNut said, quite a few of us Demis are participating in this. You can darken your avatar, change your sigature or just spread the word about this.

    Please do not turn this into a debate, or else it will end up in the PRSI.
     
  3. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Stephen Fry is doing this also. I've seen it a few places...
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Only demi's so far :p.

    I have seen one non demi with a blacked out tar out there but it seems the uptake out here is a little slow. :(
     
  9. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    I'll play. Apparently it takes awhile to update.
     
  10. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    The crane will play along once it's negative cousin finally gets uploaded.
     
  11. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    My fractal will too once I apply a mainly black color scheme to the original fractal and upload the new pic. I might put up a new one because I don't have the original coordinates of the picture I used for my avatar.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Different server. Mine took about an hour to synchronise.
     
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    How do you guys do this? Just add another completely black layer in Photoshop and lower the opacity a little?
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I used PhotoBucket.

    Go to "Edit", on the far right is something called "Tone" or some such. Reduce the Contrast and Brightness to your liking.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I just turned down the brightness and upped the contrast ... but your layer idea will work too.
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    Hue / Saturation

    -100% Saturate & -85% Lightness
     

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  18. OllyW Moderator

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    Or you can have this inverted one. :)
     

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  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I volunteer to darken anyone's avatar, if you don't know how.
     
  20. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    i'll have one of them please.
     
  21. OllyW Moderator

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    Here you go.
     

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  22. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Im in but from the US, this is a disgusting law.


    edit: Ill be in once I post about 450 more times haha, I didn't know we had a avatar regulation.
     
  23. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I like that you have it as your profile picture though. :D

    You can always have it as a signature / location based protest as well. In fact I might edit the title a bit so that others can feel involved too.
     

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