Today, founder of the non-profit behind information archive Wikipedia Jimmy Wales, announced that Wikipedia will go dark /shutdown for 24 hours on Wednesday (tomorrow) jan 18th 2012, in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). like tweet below on his Twitter Account
Along with Reddit, Wikipedia joins huge Internet names like WordPress, Mozilla, and all of the Cheezburger properties in Wednesday’s “black out” protest.
The proposed act endangers the future of sites like these by holding them directly accountable for content placed on them. It has been widely reported that if an act like this passed through and became actionable, many Internet businesses would suffer greatly due to new scrutiny placed on them by the government.