Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wikipedia's blackout protest

Wikipedia's English-language site shut down at midnight Eastern Standard Time Jan. 18 and the organization said it would stay down for 24 hours.

This screen shot shows the blacked-out Wikipedia website, announcing a 24-hour protest against proposed legislation in the U.S. Congress, intended to protect intellectual property that critics say could facilitate censorship, referred to as the "Stop Online Piracy Act," or "SOPA," and the "Protect IP Act," or "PIPA." (AP Photo/Wikipedia)

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