Re: Wikipedia to go dark on January 18


Debbie April Yuille <debbieyuille@...>
 

At least it will only be for about a day. Although, I wonder how research it
will cope when Wikipedia comes back on line will it resume as normal or will
something in the coding have changed and mucked it up.

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On Behalf Of chris hallsworth
Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:17 PM
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Subject: Re: Wikipedia to go dark on January 18

Yes, saw this on the BBC and I can imagine it will affect many English
JAWS users who rely on Wikipedia for their leisure.


Christopher H

On 17/01/2012 09:56, Marquette, Ed wrote:
OK. I contend this isn't off-topic. People who use the Research-it
feature of JAWS to look up something on Wikipedia on January 18 may be in
for a surprise, and it isn't Freedom Scientific's fault.
This only applies to the English version, but the Board of Directors of
Wikipedia elected to take the English version off-line on January 18 to
protest certain pending legislation in the United States Congress --
statutes aimed at strengthening intellectual property rights and preventing
privacy.
I won't get into the politics. I just thought I'd send out the alert.
I don't know how the shut-down will be implemented, i.e., whether there
will be a message that pops up or whether it will just be temporarily
unreachable by browsers. I suspect it is the former, but who knows?


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