What the SOPA Blackout Looks Like

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In protest of the two anti-piracy bills making their way through the U.S. Congress, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA), major websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit voluntarily blacked themselves out today. The sites hope that the blackouts will raise awareness about the potentially devastating effects the proposed legislation could have on the Internet, and drive users to urge their Congressional representatives to vote against the bills. Here's what an Internet blackout looks like.