Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop anti-piracy act
Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet.
The service will be the highest profile name to join a growing campaign starting at midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday that will see it black out its page so that visitors will only see information about the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).
The information will urge Wikipedia readers to contact their local congressman to vote against the bills. Other smaller sites leading the campaign include Reddit.com and Cheezeburger.
“This is a quite clumsily drafted legislation which is dangerous for an open Internet,” said Wales in an interview.
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TUMBLR BETTER NOT BE GETTING ANY IDEAS. THERE WOULD BE A RIOT. Also a very boring day.