Wikipedia blackout for 24 hours

Can you access Wikipedia right now?Yes, maybe you cannot access the contents. Currently wikipedia blackout their website to show protest of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which this legislation that could fatally damage the free and open internet. Many internet enthusiasm and entrepreneur do not agree with this legislation because it will reduce number of websites radically in major search engines such as Yahoo, Google, Bing etc.

Eventhough SOPA looks good and will protect the intellectual property, but opponents have warned that SOPA would have negative impact on online communities especially the website that host user content like Youtube,, Etsy, Flickr and Vimeo. The legislation would enable law enforcement to take down the entire domain due to something posted on single blog, means that largely innocent online community could be punished for the action of minority.

Moreover, SOPA will stop free speech on internet, job drought because of a lot websites shut down and more internet businesses face lawsuits. It also scaring the investor to invest any online business. Electronic Freedom Foundation(EFF) claim the bill will ban linking to sites even in search results and on services such as Twitter. So, if somebody backlink to the banned websites, maybe he/she will face lawsuit.

Internet is freedom for all. If the bill passed, it may destroys many online businesses and internet later will face ice age or dark period.

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