Internet on Strike!

Today, websites like Wikipedia, wordpress, Craigslist, and hundreds of others are striking in order to bring attention to two bills–the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Privacy Act–currently under consideration in Congress.

These bills would have a negative impact on the internet and could impact the ability of academics to post material on websites (such as this) for educational purposes.  Please take a look at the information provided and contact your representatives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PROTECT_IP_Act

Scott Stantis / January 13, 2012

Tornoe, Media Matters

And to help you get through the day without Wikipedia, here are some facts

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