The Wikipedia community has spoken. A 24-hour anti-SOPA blackout protest will begin on Wednesday, January 18 at 5pm Western European Time (WET). During this 24-hour period, English language Wikipedia articles will be unavailable globally - a unprecedented move never before seen in the crowd-sourced encyclopedia's 11-year history.
Electronic Arts (EA), Nintendo and Sony Electronics may have all pulled their support for Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), that's according to an updated list of bill champions published by the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.
Even after Go Daddy's apparent reversal on their initial decision to support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) the fall-out continues in this escalating PR disaster as a reported 21,054 domains were transferred away from Go Daddy on Friday last.
The Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA, has split the technology industry. Dell, Microsoft, MacAfee and others want it passed to protect their copyrights while Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, and Facebook believe it to be a threat to the free web. But just what is SOPA?
Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, AOL, and Zynga have jointly written to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary to "express concern" at the proposed SOPA bill.