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Today is Internet Freedom Day

Remember the Stop Online Privacy and Protect IP Acts, better known as SOPA/PIPA? It was a year ago that thousands of websites like Wikipedia, Reddit, and Boing Boing went dark to demonstrate what could happen were the acts to pass.

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The Mysterious Workings of Wikis: Who Owns What?

Most everyone on the Internet reads Wikipedia, whether they rely on it or not, but few understand how wikis work or who owns the content. Understanding content ownership is important, because so many people freely contribute to wikis. If the wiki's owner or contributors decide to revise or move the content, that could lead to a lawsuit.

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Rogue DMCA Notice Stakes a Bizarre Claim on the Number 45 [Dmca]

Dmca Bogus DMCA notices are unfortunately nothing new, but one recently issued to Google from Microsoft seems to go a bit further’and get a bit more absurd’than your average takedown request. This one hit sites like Wikipedia, the BBC, TechCrunch, and AMC Theaters, seemingly over the use of the number 45. More »

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Wikipedia founder calls for UK 'pirate' extradition to stop

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, has stepped up to defend a British student who faces extradition to the U.S. over a link-site that operates "no differently to Google."

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Law professor weighs in on SOPA

Technology companies and consumers have been lobbying against online piracy for weeks. However, it wasn't brought to the majority of American's attention until Wikipedia announced its 24-hour blackout on Jan. 18, just days before SOPA and PIPA were set to be debated in Senate.

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SOPA blackout leaves MU students without Wikipedia for a day

Sites like Wikipedia, Google, Twitter and Reddit are all protesting anti-piracy bills.

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Boing Boing, Wikipedia, the list goes on: Websites black out to protest SOPA

A laptop computer displays Wikipedia's front page showing a darkened logo on January 18, 2012 in London, England. The Wikipedia website has shut down it's English language service for 24 hours in protest over the US anti-piracy laws.

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