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Thousands of websites participating in the "Day We Fight Back" will show this banner, or something similar, to site visitors.
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February 11, 2014 It won't be as powerful as the strike against SOPA and PIPA in 2012, when Wikipedia blocked its site, Google blacked out its logo and millions of people joined in. But "The Day We Fight Back" on Tuesday is intended to show lawmakers that there's ongoing public pressure to reform mass surveillance laws.
January 20, 2012 Support for the legislation had been slipping even before Wednesday's "black out" by Wikipedia and some other websites. Now, senators will take some time to make changes in the bill.
January 19, 2012 An NPR online report told how to get around Wikipedia's blackout protesting web intellectual property bills in Congress. Some readers were incensed and accused NPR of taking sides in the fight. We take a look at it and find not so.
January 18, 2012 SOPA and PIPA (no, they're not the Duchess of Cambridge's sisters) will be on the minds of a lot more people Wednesday because of the online protests by Wikipedia, Google and other popular websites over anti-piracy legislation under consideration by Congress.
January 18, 2012 While the site's English pages have been "blacked out," it's offering a workaround — including access via mobile devices. Wikipedia and other sites are protesting pending anti-online piracy legislation that they say goes too far.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
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December 15, 2011 Google co-founder Sergey Brin said the online piracy bills are a "threat to free speech." A House committee is meeting today to determine if the bill will move onto a vote.
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