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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Laura Kresich  
How Did the SOPA Blackout Affect You?

SOPA and PIPA stole the headlines yesterday when popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing went dark for the day in protest. The self-censorship came in response to two controversial anti-piracy bills being considered by Congress: The House’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. It was the first that many Americans had heard of the bills, which would block access to websites accused of intellectual property infringement. But was the SOPA blackout effective? Tell …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
The Internet Goes Black to Stop SOPA and Censorship

A funny thing happened to me today while using Wikipedia. At around 10am EST I got a taste of what Internet censorship must look like. While researching an article using one of my favorite free sites, Wikipedia, it went black on me and showed this message:   At first I panicked: “oh no! I broke Wikipedia!” Then I remembered that today, January 18, 2012, many websites are “blacking out” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that is …

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