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Wikipedia is going offline for 24 hours - starting at 12:00 a.m. Eastern on January 18th. Don't panic - the Libraries will help you through the blackout!
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WHERE IS WIKIPEDIA?!

Wikipedia is going offline for 24 hours - starting at 12:00 a.m. Eastern on January 18th. Don't panic - the Libraries will help you through the blackout!

Why is Wikipedia going offline? 

In a statement released January 16, 2012, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director, Sue Gardner explained, "The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate — that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia."

This guide will help you find alternate resources so you don't go through search withdrawal, understand the major issues surrounding SOPA and PIPA, and learn about supporters and opponents of the legislation.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ASK US!

 

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