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    Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 10:17

Wikipedia to go dark for 24 hours to protest anti-piracy bill

Published January 17, 2012

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Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday nightThe website will go dark for 24 hours in an unprecedented move that brings added muscle to a growing base of critics of the legislation. Wikipedia is considered one of the Internet's most popular websites, with millions of visitors daily.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/17/wikipedia-to-go-dark-for-24-hours-to-protest-anti-piracy-bill/#ixzz1jjGJ095f


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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 19:45
What exactly is this bill they're opposing?
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 22:52
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 22:53
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

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Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it's probably true'

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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 04:38
This is informative black out.After this"anti-piracy",Human basic right,to have different opinion than official is gone!I really do not understand "new democracy" movement:You do not need to think different than official sources cause you have no evidences about it!What do evidences they have?If you think different you are socialist&communist&pirate&non reliable?Wiki was one of the pillars that could provide always new fresh thinking out of possible totalitarian!Where do they put the proves they are right?I had lived this way,please do not allow one totalitarian system would have been changed with other one: Global.

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  Quote tjadams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 08:34
I've read if you temporarily disable Javascript in your browser, one can still access the site.
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  Quote tjadams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 09:23
**UPDATE**

Savvy web surfers finding ways to circumvent Wikipedia blackout

Published January 18, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO –  Wikipedia has imposed a 24-hour blackout on its English language website, a move that has impacted millions of global users, but some savvy web surfers are already finding ways around the problem.

The shutdown -- which started at midnight Tuesday ET -- is protesting two bills aimed at cracking down on online piracy, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) introduced in the House of Representatives, and the Senate version, the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Within minutes of the blackout kicking in, suggestions of alternate free information websites proliferated online.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/18/savvy-web-surfers-finding-ways-to-circumvent-wikipedia-blackout/#ixzz1jotIAfzI


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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 09:29
Originally posted by tjadams

I've read if you temporarily disable Javascript in your browser, one can still access the site.

This was for me,TJ?Please explain me!?!Or maybe for CV?
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  Quote tjadams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 09:41
No, not just for you Med. It was just an update to Wiki  doing their self imposed blackout.
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 17:06
f**k em both.
 
This is about intellectual property rights and copyright laws not whether or not the aforementioned are being censored or indeed are now censoring themselves in protest. Their concerns lie with the legal ramifications...penalties fines and civil awards they might suffer.....not with being the end all to freedom of information on the WWN.
 
This/their apparent facade of outrageous indignation remains 'shit disguised in flowers' to cover the smell... nothing else.
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  Quote tjadams Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2012 at 20:47
Solid points CV.
Wiki gets all its accolades from being the first link that happens to pop up and people click it.
The internet was around before Wiki, there are other sources of information than Wiki and it
all doesn't begin and end with Wiki. Their attempt at protesting will not get anything change
in Congress. When was the last time Congress listened to its constituents and acted? 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 09:57
And the Bill is well written and doesn't have any loop holes hidden that would allow censorship.  Yeah, right.   When was the last time Congress passed a bill that was as advertised?
 
 
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jan-2012 at 10:34
It looks dark to me!?!
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2012/01/19/wikipedia-blackout-against-anti-piracy-laws-hailed-a-success-115875-23707735/
free knowledge  has  alternatives than:payed knowledge without alternatives!?!
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Wiki is running as normal for me.
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