English Wikipedia off-line as protest

Yesterday, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, on Wednesday, January 18. The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). See:

If I understand things right, the Stop Online Piracy Act will allow a U.S. court to legally demand to take utwente.nl off-line, just because a student or professor published a link to circumvent internet censorship on his/her University of Twente web page, for instance a link like:

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  1. Djoerd Hiemstra says:

    Today is an excellent day for the University's storage problems, see: http://www.utwente.nl/icts/onderhoudstoring/storingen/calamiteit_nexenta.doc If you could not reach the site today, think of it as a protest 😉

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