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Wikipedia SOPA/PIPA Blackout Pages

As part of a sustained effort against (the recently-shelved) SOPA and (still-threatening) PIPA bills before Congress and the Senate, respectively, Wikipedia has announced that they will be part of a blackout on Wednesday, January 18. (image)@jimmy_walesJimmy WalesStudent warning! Do your homework early. Wikipedia protesting bad law on Wednesday! #sopa(image) 3 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto Wikipedia has posted some …

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Wikipedia Will Go Dark Wednesday To Protest SOPA, Censorship

Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia. You have used it before because it’s a helpful tool to learn and if you’ve learned anything in the past several years your quest for knowledge likely led you through Wikipedia at some point. Jimmy Wales doesn’t like SOPA and, even though that Internet-censoring law has been shelved for the time being, he has not forgotten …

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More Sites Join Upcoming Anti-SOPA Blackout

We were recently informed about Reddit’s plan to black their incredibly popular site out on January 18th as a method of protesting the anti-piracy acts that are currently in a holding pattern in the US House of Representatives and the Senate. Now, there are other sites joining Reddit’s show of anti-SOPA solidarity. While folks are still waiting on Wikipedia to …

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Is Wikipedia Leaving GoDaddy Or Not?

Did GoDaddy’s denouncement of SOPA/PIPA change the online encyclopedia’s point of view on the domain registrar or are the folks who run Wikipedia being selective about the next place they register their domain? As of now, thanks to the ByeDaddy search engine, a list of the top 100 searched domains still with GoDaddy reveals Wikipedia.org in the top spot, as …

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Wikimedia Foundation Breaks Record With Fundraising Campaign

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has wrapped up its annual fund raising campaign, breaking a record with $20 million raised from over a million donors in “nearly every country in the world”. It appears those big banners at the top of Wikipedia, which have been ridiculed a few times, have been a success. The ridicule was mostly over the …

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