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The SOPA protests—culminating in today's Wikipedia blackout—were inevitable

For a long time an inevitable showdown between those who champion the unbridled freedoms of internet culture and the multi-national corporations who oppose many of those freedoms has been shaping up in all corners of the web. Today, that showdown has manifested it in the form of a widespread blackout protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP bill, which are currently being thumbed through by congressmen and women in the United States.

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