Where’s Wikipedia Gone?

19 Jan

Student: “Mr. Tangey, Wikipedia’s blacked out. Don’t use it!”

This was a statement I heard from a student; it sounds almost like Wikipedia has done something wrong and should be criticised. Some people believe they should including some of wikipedia’s editors.

So why have they shutdown? They aren’t the only ones. WordPress.com is another example of a company that has decided to add its voice to the protest.

Try looking at the following sites to get to the bottom of the matter:



This is the actual US congress bill

Task: Try finding an opinion that supports SOPA.

Task: What is your opinion? What do think about online piracy? Should someone be working to stop it? Who should that be? Write about it!

Image: ‘Pirate Riley. Aaarrhh Me Hearties!


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