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Old 01-17-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
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The site is closing it's virtual doors in protest against the proposed SOPA act (Stop Online Piracy Act) which is currently being debated by the US House of Representatives, while the Protect IP Act is the version before the Senate.

Under the legislation, a single website would be held responsible for all of the content on it no matter how it had got there and whether users had put it up.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced the planned global block-out of the site's English pages on Twitter this morning, after first raising the idea on Monday.

Mr Wales said the block-out would run from midnight US Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday to midnight the next day (4pm – 4pm AEST).



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