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January 26, 2012

Anti-piracy efforts divide web users

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by the BBC

The past week has seen parts of the web in tumult. On Wednesday Wikipedia, WordPress and thousands of other sites took their content offline. Webmasters offered warnings of the potential damage posed by the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa) – two bills being considered by members of the US Congress. On Thursday the Department of Justice announced that it had shut down Megaupload, one of the internet’s biggest file-sharing sites, and had charged several of its employees with copyright infringement. On Friday “hacktivists” who align themselves under the name Anonymous mounted attacks against websites belonging to the US authorities, music companies and other advocates of a piracy crackdown.

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