Posts tagged "SOPA"

Former Wikipedia Foundation GC on Wikipedia's place between copyright liability and free speech

Today, websites including Google and Wordpress are protesting two bills by symbolically blacking out parts of their sites. Wikipedia, the online, user-generated encyclopedia, is taking it even further, by shutting its entire website--except pages related to the bills--for an entire 24 hours. The blackouts are meant to draw attention to the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R.3261) and the Protect IP Act (S.968). The bills seek to prevent piracy online by giving intellectual property owners the power to get court orders that can require search engines to stop linking to an offending site or prevent advertisers from continuing to advertise on the offending site.