Wikipedia and Others Going Dark Today

Huff Post article SOPA Blackout Aims To Block Internet Censorship Bill:

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thwart copyright infringement but that Web experts warn could threaten the functionality of the Internet.

Encyclopedia giant Wikipedia, popular news-sharing site reddit, browser pioneer Mozilla, photo-sharing favorite Twitpic and even ICanHazCheezburger.com are blocking access to content throughout Wednesday, symbolizing what the bill may allow content creators to do to sites they accuse of copyright infringement. Other websites, including Google, are expressing solidarity with the protests by featuring anti-SOPA content on home pages.

And if you’re desperate for your Wikipedia, there are ways to circumvent the blackout:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_SOPA_blackout/Technical_FAQ#Are_there_ways_to_circumvent_the_read_blackout.3F

(Via Tyler at the College of Charleston Addlestone Library)

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