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Here's what an Internet blackout looks like


Update 1:53 p.m.: Comments from citizens have been flooding congressional office websites today. So much so, Gizmodo reports, that some Senate sites are actually crashing. Affected websites include Mark Begich (D - AK), Barbara Boxer (D - CA) and Patrick Leahy (D - VT).

So, it may not a complete Internet blackout and some sites are being more vigilant about their protest of the House's proposed Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate's Protect Intellectual Property Act, but it seems to be the most cohesive protest on the Internet to date.

These two pieces of legislation, many free Internet supporters believe, would lead to online censorship and hamper the entrepreneurial atmosphere on the Internet. Even the White House has spoken out against the legislation.

Here's what the blackout/protest looks like on participating sites:

If you really must, MUST look at Wikipedia today -- we know that spring semesters are just starting -- check out this Blaze article about some loopholes that will get you in.

Here's a list of other sites (although not a complete list) protesting the legislation.

Find more Blaze articles on the legislation here.

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