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Websites protest anti-piracy laws

Websites protest anti-piracy laws

By Shelby Devitt | January 18, 2012

Parts of the Internet went on strike and instituted a blackout as a form of protest of SOPA and PIPA Wednesday. The passage of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) in Congress would intend to stop online piracy. Many illegal download...