Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia Blackout for 24 Hours Starting at 0500 UTC

Quoted from Wikipedia..

"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). The 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 – that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia."

That's less than 3 hours away from now..

Update: This is how the website looks like now.

Source:  Wikipedia

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