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SOPA blackout (PHOTOS)

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Wikipedia protested anti-piracy bills by shutting down on January 18, 2012.

Wikipedia is only one among thousands of websites taking part in a scheduled internet blackout in protest against anti-piracy bills.

Wordpress, Reddit, Mozilla and Twitpic have also shut down their websites in a move they hope will raise awareness about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate counterpart, Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

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    Wikipedia protested anti-piracy bills by shutting down on January 18, 2012.

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    Reddit protested anti-piracy bills by shutting down January 18, 2012.

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    Reddit protested anti-piracy bills by shutting down January 18, 2012.

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    Boing Boing shuts down to protest anti-piracy bills on January 18, 2012.

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    WordPress shuts down to protest anti-piracy bills on January 18, 2012.

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    Pinterest continues to operate, but users post images in support of the protests against anti-piracy bills on January 18, 2012.

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    Wired Magazine has also blacked out their website.