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?