18 Jan '12, 11pm

Hundreds of websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit go dark to protest SOPA & PIPA anti-piracy bills

Hundreds of websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit go dark to protest SOPA & PIPA anti-piracy bills

Wikipedia shut down the English version of its online encyclopedia for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate version, the Protect IP Act (PIPA). -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN WASHINGTON (AFP) - Wikipedia, Google and hundreds of other websites staged online protests on Wednesday against US legislation targeting Internet piracy of movies and music and the sale of counterfeit goods. Wikipedia shut down the English version of its online encyclopedia for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate version, the Protect IP Act (PIPA). 'Right now, the US Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet,' Wikipedia said in a message at its darkened website. 'To raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipe...

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