19 Jan '12, 1pm

SOPA and PIPA Face Uphill Battle Due to Public Outcry

SOPA and PIPA Face Uphill Battle Due to Public Outcry

Yesterday, there was a 24-hour Internet blackout and widespread protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) before the House and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) before the Senate. The unprecedented protest of these two bills had the full support of Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, and countless other influential websites, businesses, and individuals. Wikipedia provided users with the contact information for their Senators and Congressmen and displayed the following message in lieu of the normal Wikipedia result: “For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.” Google blacked out their logo on the homepage and had a prominent link to an infographic , anti-...

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