Websites Shut Down To Protest Anti-Piracy Bills
by: Joel Rose, NPR, January 18, 2012 3:01:00 am
Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are among the popular websites that will be dark Wednesday to protest a pair of bills making their way through Congress. Hollywood studios say tougher rules are needed to protect their intellectual property from online piracy. But Silicon Valley companies say the bills would encourage censorship and harm innovation.