Wikipedia To Close Its Website on Wednesday
The page that responds everything, Wikipedia, will shut down its website for 24 hours on Wednesday in protest against theanti-piracy bill that is being tested in the U.S. Congress and announced by the foundation behind the electronic encyclopedia.
These are the initiatives Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (Law for the Protection of Intellectual Property) that balances the Congress.
“If passed, this law will damage the free and open internet, and bring new tools for censorship of U.S. international gateways,” said the Wikimedia Foundation.
Companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, eBay, AOL and others have spoken out against the initiative and claim it threatens the livelihood of the industry.
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