Wikipedia blacked out


Wikipedia Blacked OutWikipedia officials have blacked out the worlds biggest encyclopedia for a period of 24 hours to protest against two bills being released in America. Website officials are allowing access only to specific pages which provide details of why they are protesting during the blackout period.

When landing on wikipedia, users will see the following notification:

"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."

The bills in question are the "Stop Online Piracy Act," aka SOPA and "Protect IP Act," aka PIPA. The foundation announced that if these bills come to pass, they "harm the free and open Internet."

What will you do without Wikipedia for 24 hours?

Related Articles

What is Google Instant?

There has been much debate over the last couple of week surrounding the release of Google Instant. For those of you that dont know, Google…

Google Answers FAQs on New Top Level Domains

To defend Google against rumours and to answer frequently asked questions, the Google Webmaster Central blog is now listing the ways the search engine handles…