Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia, Reddit Blacks Out and Google blacks out its home page


 Online Treasure Wikipedia Strongly condemn congress government in US and blacked out its home page for 24 hours.Its started at 12:00 a.m. eastern time (5:00 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday morning and will last until 12:00 a.m. eastern time on Thursday (also 5:00 a.m. GMT). During this time English language version of Wikipedia is offline and it has been replaced with message related to the anti-piracy legislation going through Congress, SOPA, in the United States.Other language edition remains unaffected, but the SOPA message displayed in top of the page.
What is SOPA?
           SOPA, which stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, is a piece of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The act is designed to target copyright infringes online through a series of harsh penalties.

Reddit also joined hands with Wikipedia and blacked out its website for 12 hours.

Search Engine Giant Google support Wikipedia and Reddit by blacking out its home page.  Wordpress suggesting its users to black out their own website, but its not forcing them to do so.
Hope Congress government will change their mind.

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