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Wikipedia, Google protest U.S. antipiracy proposals

January 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW YORK (AP) January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. Continue Reading

Wikipedia blackout asks us to consider ‘world without free knowledge’

January 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK (AP) January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content.
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Wikipedia, Google, Reddit protest U.S. antipiracy proposals

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in protesting pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. Continue Reading

Wikipedia’s volunteer editors question site’s blackout protest

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Wikipedia’s English-language site shut down at midnight Eastern Standard Time Tuesday and the organization said it would stay down for 24 hours. Instead of encyclopedia articles, visitors to the site saw a stark black-and-white page with the message: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” Continue Reading

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Wikipedia to be Blacked Out Over Anti-piracy Bill

January 16, 2012 in WDAZ

(AP) – Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night. Continue Reading

Fringe political group plans local meeting

January 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Guardians of a Restored Republic, a group describing itself as dedicated to restoring America, is asking area residents to attend a Jan. 15 informational meeting in Mitchell.
The group has published advertisements in The Daily Republic asking a series of rhetorical questions, such as “Are you aware that the government with which we all grew up is not lawful?”; “Are you an American who wants true freedom?”; and “Are you tired of being subservient to the government?” Continue Reading