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Some of the most popular websites among Internet users began taking a 24-hour stand at midnight Eastern time Wednesday as a protest against two congressional bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
Google, Craigslist and Wikipedia’s English-language site are among the thousands of websites who are showing their opposition against the bills, which, if passed, would allow for companies to seek a court order to ban websites that sell pirated content and merchandise.
Click here to read more about SOPA and PIPA in a report by the Huffington Post.
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