It's Official: Wikipedia Will Black Out To Protest SOPA/PIPA

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Phantom-e

It looks like congress is starting to take notice and change their minds according to the news. I heard today as well that congress is starting to work on another, narrower bill that will squeeze out piracy but will not threaten shutdown of most sites. Apparently they're looking at the foreign sites primarily. I'd say do a Google search on this topic, but...

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win7fanboi

Stop PIPA :

http://www.cdt.org/content/stop-pipa

 

It's appalling that even after such a strong grassroots opposition to SOPA, they are still trying to push PIPA through. Stop it in it's track people.

Also from EFF :

https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8173

 

MaxPC do your part and make the SOPA/PIPA posts sticky.

 

Sidenote : Did my part and donated to the EFF.

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Dartht33bagger

SOPA is already out of the picture.  Now we just need to get PIPA shutdown.  I wish Google (that includes Youtube) and Facebook would shutdown as well in protest.

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Eoraptor

SOPA is not out of the picture, it's been temporarily shelved... presumably till the furor dies down and they can try again. it has not even been officially withdrawn from consideration.

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livebriand

Way to go wikipedia! If Google AND Facebook follow, people will really create a stink about these bills. Don't forget Protect IP!

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morefaster

Congrats everyone south of the boarder.  Keep up the good work, if there is anything we can up here in canada to help I would be more then happy to spread the word.  I'm sure if this law passes it won't be long unitl canada follows suite.

 

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Eoraptor

I'm sure this will do the dissemination on this issue that the TV networks steadfastly refused to do.

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Biceps

Just gave Wikipedia $25.00 as a show of support. 

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mattman059

College students everywhere will fail their essay papers :P

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firefox91

I know you mean this as a joke but there is some seriousness to it. Those students should learn there are other sources of information for their reports. If they fail because of this, they deserved to. It's called looking for other options. I know I have been out of school for a while, but don't most teachers/professors specifically say you can't use wikipedia as a source?

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macncapn

A lot of teachers do not allow wikipedia to be used as a source, but I always found it was a good starting point for background information. Additionally, most articles will have sources listed that teachers/professors will accept, which makes wikipedia useful even when you can't draw your information directly from it.

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Joji

You can still view the cached versions at least. ^^

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nsvander

I know that if facebook wont go black, that I will deactivate my profile in protest.  Every little bit of lost revenue is a statement.

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Kinetic

Not a bad plan. I'm with you on it as well.

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Biceps

I've said the same thing, and +1 you all the way.

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Neufeldt2002

Good, now we just need more sites like Facebook and Google to do the same.

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