Wikipedia blackout

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Online encyclopedia Wikipedia shut down its English-language website for 24 hours starting midnight Tuesday Eastern Standard Time (0500 GMT) in an unprecedented move to protest two bills - the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), which are currently going through the House of Representatives and the Senate.

 
The legislation aims at curbing pirated material posted online by blocking access to websites offering stolen content and blacklisting companies accused of doing so, even if they merely provide links to copyrighted content.Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, criticized the two bills on Tuesday, saying they "endanger free speech both in the United States and abroad, and set a frightening precedent of Internet censorship for the world."
Written by: Simone Baldassarri Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:14 Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:48
 

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Wikipedia blackout
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