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Wikipedia will blackout Wednesday to protest SOPA

It’s not quite a return to card catalogs, but Googling that tidbit of information on the tip of your tongue will take a little bit longer on Wednesday: According to co-founder Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia will be dark.

Despite preparations by congressional leaders to shelve the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) indefinitely, Wikipedia will participate in a voluntary blackout for 24 hours on Wednesday, January 18 in protest of the legislation, and its sister bill, the PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA).

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