Friday, January 20, 2012

INTERNET HISTORY IN THE MAKING - WIKIPEDIA'S ACTION

" SOPA initiative
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank you.
The Wikipedia blackout is over and you have spoken. Over 150 million people saw our message asking if you could imagine a world without free knowledge. You said no. You shut down Congress’s switchboards. You melted their servers. Your voice was loud and strong. Millions of people have spoken in defense of a free and open Internet.
For us, this is not about money. It’s about knowledge. As a community of authors, editors, photographers, and programmers, we invite everyone to share and build upon our work.
Our mission is to empower and engage people to document the sum of all human knowledge, and to make it available to all humanity, in perpetuity. We care passionately about the rights of authors, because we are authors.
SOPA and PIPA are not dead: they are waiting in the shadows. What’s happened in the last 24 hours, though, is extraordinary. The Internet has enabled creativity, knowledge, and innovation to shine. And as Wikipedia and other websites went dark, you’ve directed that energy to protecting it.
We’re turning the lights back on. Help us keep them shining brightly.
Read more about the blackout."

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