Re: Wikipedia to go dark on January 18


 

British Broadcasting Corporation. The actual point why Wikipedia is doing this is, I think, beyond the scope of this list, as it is related to current legislations pending in United States Congress regarding Internet privacy and others.
Cheers,
Joseph

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BBC stands for what?

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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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