Online piracy

The Two-Way
4:44 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

So, what did we learn after a day without Wikipedia?

Wikipedia's blackout.

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 4:21 pm

At midnight, the English-speaking world will have gone 24-hours without Wikipedia. In some ways, the outage, which was planned in protest of an Internet piracy bill, presented an opportunity to gauge what Wikipedia means to the world. So NPR, The Washington Post and The Guardian launched a 24-hour project in which researchers, reporters and the public tried to answer questions usually answered by the so-called "online encyclopedia."

Read more
Online matters
8:32 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Internet blackout puts online piracy fight in limelight

Screenshot of Wikipedia landing page.
Wikipedia screenshot

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 8:06 am

SOPA and PIPA (no, they're not the Duchess of Cambridge's sisters) will be on the minds of a lot more people Wednesday because of the online protests by Wikipedia, Google and other popular websites over the anti-piracy legislation with the catchy acronyms currently under consideration in Congress.

Read more