Monday, January 16, 2012

Wikipedia closing for a day

Wikipedia is closing down Wed, Jan. 18, 2012 to protest PIPA and SOPA. NY Times:
    Wikipedia is the latest Web site to decide to shut on Wednesday in protest against the two Congressional bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act, often called SOPA, and the Protect IP Act, which is often called PIPA. The bills have attracted fierce opposition from many corners of the technology industry. Opponents say several of the provisions in the legislation, including those that may force search engines and Internet service providers to block access to Web sites that offer or link to copyrighted material, would stifle innovation, enable censorship and tamper with the livelihood of businesses on the Internet.
If we're lucky, they'll stay down permanently, because an encyclopedia "anyone can edit" is a bad thing.


Anonymous said...

hello my name is ross and i love wikipedia. i hope it never closes yayayayayayayayayayayayayay jajajajajajajajajaja

The Shaved Ape said...

Anyone who loves Wikipedia has a low IQ. No other way to say it.