Wikipedia will officially blackout in protest of anti-piracy act this Wednesday

Liz Klimas
The Blaze
1/17/2012

The co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is giving students fair warning: they should do their homework before Wednesday when the site will go dark, along with other sites, in protest of anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.

The English versions of Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours to make a point against the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act pending in Congress, an action Wikipedia polled its readers over last month.

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The legislation is designed to crack down on sales of pirated U.S. products overseas. Critics say it could hurt the technology industry and infringes on free-speech rights.

Wikipedia is not the first website to announce plans to shut down but is the most well-known, with an estimated 25 million visitors a day…

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Update“Lamar Smith’s copyright hypocrisy”

…hide your own sins before you look to pre-emptively punish everyone else’s. You petty tyrants. God, how I’ve grown to hate legislators.

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