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Wikipedia Shuts Down for 24 Hours

Shaun Daubney
Wikipedia Shuts Down for 24 Hours
by Shaun Daubney - Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 8:28 AM


Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US. 

Users attempting to access the site see a black screen and a political statement: "Imagine a world without free knowledge."

If you require access to an online encyclopedia today, don't forget that we have Encyclopedia Britannica in our Resources section with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. 

Find out more about the Wikipedia blackout on BBC News

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Re: Wikipedia Shuts Down for 24 Hours
by Adam Aldridge - Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 1:37 PM

Turn off Javascript on your browse to view wikipedia. you may have issues with certain applications such as youtube videos just reactivate java on your browse



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Re: Wikipedia Shuts Down for 24 Hours
by Jordan Dobson - Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 2:55 PM

Down with SOPA and PIPA.