So, following my post about SOPA but obviously in no way because of it, SOPA has been shelved… for now. … Continue reading After SOPA… ACTA… and other copyright issues
Tomorrow, 18th January 2012, Wikipedia will go offline for the day. This is in protest at proposed American legislation which, if enacted, is able and liable to damage the integrity and freedom of the Internet. The following statement is taken (without permission) from the Wikipedia site.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that has been developed by tens of thousands of volunteers from all over the world over the last 11 years. Together, we have created millions of articles containing billions of facts, referenced to hundreds of thousands of sources from around the world. We have grown to be one of the most frequently accessed websites in the world. Wikipedians are fiercely proud and protective of our ability to freely share knowledge with the rest of the world, as the first of 846 related projects in 280 languages working under the umbrella of the Wikimedia Foundation. Continue reading “Wikipedia Blackout”