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Students Can't Do Homework During Wikipedia Blackout

| by Michael Allen

Today, several high profile web sites have joined in a "blackout" to protest the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation. An unintended result of the protest is that many students cannot get their homework done without the aid of Wikipedia, which is participating in the blackout.

Many students are tweeting angrily on Twitter about this one day inconvenience, apparently oblivious to the importance of the protest. One can only imagine the fury that would be unleashed if Facebook participated in the blackout.