Monday, January 16, 2012

SOPA Internet Strike -- January 18th

A collection of websites, including Wikipedia's English language pages, Mozilla, TwitPic, BoingBoing, and Reddit, are conducting a one-day blackout to voice their opposition to the proposed "Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act," which is under consideration by the U.S. Congress. Organizers argue that SOPA imposes unwarranted restrictions on free speech across the Internet and that it will enable major corporations to assert copyright claims without any due process in the courts.

  • Much of Wikipedia's content is likely to still be accessible during the strike via Google's cache.

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