Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live

    January 18, 2012

As announced by Jimmy Wales, via Twitter, the Wikipedia SOPA / PIPA blackout is now live. For the next 24 hours when you visit you’re greeted with the following image:

Wikipedia SOPA blackout

The message that comes with the image states:“For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.”

Upon entering your zip code, you see:

Wikipedia SOPA blackout - Info

(With the appropriate information of course)

Do you think the SOPA / PIPA blackouts will have any effect on anything? Let us know in the comment section below.