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Wednesday 18 January 2012: SOPA and the #wikipediablackout!

So the guy on the bench is saying: "that explains why they're closed"

It's a bit of humour, but there is a serious side to the Blip, Wikipedia went dark today in protest at proposed US Legislation.

This from their frontpage

Imagine a World

Without Free Knowledge

For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.

As photographers and writers we are all content creators, and as such, no matter what we think about the legislation, or for that matter what side we are on, it could have an impact on us.


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