Thursday, January 19, 2012

What did Wikipedia’s blackout accomplish?

What did Wikipedia’s blackout accomplish?

Essential Summary

According to the site, 162 million web users saw its protest against the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Visual Summary
  The blackout affected thousands of sites and served as the culmination of several efforts online to fight the legislation.

By the end of the day of online protest — which included protests from Google, reddit and thousands of other websites Wednesday — news broke that many of the two bills’ major supporters were withdrawing their support.

In switching their positions, Blunt called the legislation “deeply flawed” while Rubio and Boozman cited “unintended consequences” that could stem from the proposed law.

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