Wikipedia to Go Dark in SOPA Protest

Make sure you don't need to look anything up Wednesday
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Wikipedia to Go Dark in SOPA Protest
US Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, speaks during the opening session at the London Cyberspace Conference in London November 1, 2011.   (Getty Images)

"Student warning! Do your homework early. Wikipedia protesting bad law on Wednesday!" With that tweet, issued earlier today, Jimmy Wales revealed that Wikipedia will be joining up with Reddit, I Can Haz Cheezburger, and several other websites in their Jan. 18 protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act. Wikipedia's English-language version will be inaccessible for 24 hours, the Atlantic Wire reports. Wales later tweeted that going dark was a "community decision," arrived at in—where else?—a "Wikipedia talk" forum. (More Stop Online Piracy Act stories.)

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