The Longest Now


Preserving Internet freedom: protesting SOPA and the Wikipedia blackout
Wednesday January 18th 2012, 12:02 am
Filed under: international,Not so popular,popular demand,Rogue content editor,Uncategorized,wikipedia

Thousands of web sites across the Internet are shutting down today to protest proposed U.S. laws (SOPA and PIPA) that would make it difficult for websites to host community-generated content on the Internet. Most notably, the English Wikipedia is implementing a 24-hour blackout, replacing articles with a notice describing the two bills and encouraging readers to take action to stop them.Please take a moment to learn more about the bills and why they would be harmful to the open Web, to open education, and to present and future collaborative projects.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving freedom on the Web have ways that you can make your voice heard in the national and international debate about these proposed laws.


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