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 Post subject: Wikipedia to join SOPA protest Wednesday
PostPosted: January 16th, 2012, 2:01 pm 
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"The SOPA Internet protest scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 just got a huge supporter. On his Twitter page, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has announced that the hugely popular online encyclopedia will go dark for 24 hours on that date to protest the possible approval of the Stop Online Piracy Act. The shutdown will begin at midnight Eastern time and will only affect the English-based Wikipedia pages.

The news comes after the US House of Representatives have apparently decided not to vote on SOPA until there is a general consensus on the bill. However, even those actions will not stop Wikipedia from joining the SOPA protest. Wales said via Twitter, "We have no indication that SOPA is fully off the table. PIPA is still alive and kicking. We need to send Washington a BIG message.""

Source: Neowin

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