Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2012 19:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Big news from Capitol Hill in Washington DC today: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa has said that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been "shelved" in the House of Representatives, meaning it has been put on indefinite hold until a consensus about the act can be reached. Sadly, SOPA's counterpart in the Senate, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) will still be pushed forward, meaning we must remain vigilant. Despite all of this, Wikipedia has announced it will join the blackout coming Wednesday.
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Wikipedia jumping in is huge
by JoeBuck on Mon 16th Jan 2012 20:20 UTC
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Every American school kid uses Wikipedia, and every Congressperson who has school-age children is going to get an earful Wednesday. Congress' phone lines might be shut down by the load of calls.

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xskoulax Member since:

Would be nice if lots of parents or the kids themselves contacted their representatives on Wednesday to find the answers to their homework since their representatives are responsible for Wikipedia being down.

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