Google And Wikipedia Protest Antipiracy Legislation
Posted on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:17 AM PDT

googleblackout_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Google and Wikipedia are among the many websites that are ‘going dark’ today in protest of the U.S. House of Representatives' Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate's Protect IP Act.

For 24 hours, a black bar will cover Google’s logo and Wikipedia will direct users to a message that urges them to contact their representatives.

The two websites join nearly 7,000 others – including Reddit, Wordpress, TwitPic, and Flickr – that are protesting the acts, which, if passed, would grant the government and large corporations the power to shut down websites accused of copyright infringement without due process.