Jan 18, 2012
Video: Why Is Wikipedia Down? What Is SOPA?
Written under: Internet, Politics, Pop Culture, Technology
If you visit Wikipedia on January 18, don’t be surprised that you’ll only see a black screen. They, along with several other websites is doing a blackout protest against SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act that is being pushed through by the U.S. legislation.
The situation has escalated to such a level against the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) that Wikipedia and Reddit, along with other internet websites are sacrificing a day’s worth of revenue and risk to spread information about SOPA and PIPA.
Below now is a primer video about SOPA produced by The Cynical Brit. Learn more about it and do your part to act now.