Major Internet Blackouts Planned for Wednesday January 18th - Will Active Rain Go Dark To Join The SOPA Protest?

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Major Internet Blackouts Planned for Wednesday January 18th - Will Active Rain Go Dark To Join The SOPA Protest

I went to Wikepedia to do some research Just now and was greated with a notice that it was shutting down for 24 hours in protest of new legislation in the United States

The Following Announcement caught my eye . Wikipedia is planning to black out the English language Wikipedia world wide for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight.

"Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here).

 

In another article SOPA blackouts: Wikipedia, Google and Reddit join protes Canada.com talks about other major web sites that are also going dark to protest these two bills This blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.

While I am unfamiliar with these bills there may be others here in the Rain who are more knowledgeable about them who are willing to share their knowledge.

Major Internet Blackouts Planned for Wednesday January 18th - Will Active Rain Go Dark To Join The SOPA Protest?

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Gene - sooner or later we all have someting in common with just about everyone else

January 17, 2012 11:17 PM
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Hi Kathy - I just went to Wikipedia to see if it was blacked out outside the USA and it is for the English version.  I thought I had read that outside the USA it would not be blacked out but it seems to only not blacked out for non-English versions.  Italian, for example, is readable.

January 18, 2012 12:30 AM
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Marc - English version world wide was my understanding

January 18, 2012 01:46 AM
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Malcolm Johnston
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We are entering into interesting times in regards to the internet Kathy. The fear that many people have is that large corporate and government interests will attempt to regulate and eventually take over the internet making it difficult for smaller operators to compete.  We should all be watching these issues very closely, as they will affect us all very greatly.

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Malcolm - indeed they will check out  http://www.facebook.com/openmedia.ca

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