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18. januar 2012.
- Internet enciklopedija Vikipedija blokiraće u sredu 18. januara pristup svojim stranicama na engleskom jeziku, u znak protesta zbog predloga zakona protiv piraterije koji se trenutno razmatra u američkom Kongresu.

„Upozorenje đacima! Radite domaće zadatke unapred. Vikipedija u sredu protestuje zbog lošeg zakona”, napisao je na Tviteru osnivač Vikipedije Džimi Veljs.

„Poslednji detalji se razrađuju, ali je po svemu sudeći postignut konzenzus o potpunoj, a ne delimičnoj blokadi” stranica na engleskom jeziku, napisao je Vels.

„To će biti ludo. Nadam se da će Vikipedija oboriti telefonsku mrežu u Vašingtonu! Prosledite ovu poruku svima koje poznajete”, dodao je.

„Slobodu nikada ne daje ugnjetač, nju mora da zahteva ugnjetavani”, naveo je Vels, citirajući američkog borca za građanska prava Martina Lutera Linga. „U sredu, Vikipedija zahteva”, dodao je.

Predlozi dva zakona o borbi protiv piraterije koji se razmatraju u Poslaničkom domu i Senatu, usmereni su protiv internet piraterije. Zakone su podržali Holivud, muzička industrija i američka Trgovinska komora.

Međutim, više internet pionira, uključujući osnivače sajtova Ibej, Gugl, Tviter, Jahu i Vikipedija, u decembru je objavilo otvoreno pismo u kojem su kritikovali zakon.

U pismu su naveli da predlog zakona „daje američkoj vladi moć cenzure interneta korišćenjem procedura sličnih onima koje se primenjuju u Kini, Maleziji i Iranu”.

Vikipedija, koja je 15. januara obeležila 11 godina rada, najveća je enciklopedija na svetu sa više od 20 miliona članaka na 282 jezika.

Proglas na engleskom jeziku[uredi]

English Wikipedia to go dark January 18 in opposition to SOPA/PIPASan Francisco -- January 16, 2012 -- On January 18, 2012, in an unprecedented decision, the Wikipedia community has chosen to blackout the English version of Wikipedia for 24 hours, in protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and PROTECTIP (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. If passed, this legislation will harm the free and open Internet and bring about new tools for censorship of international websites inside the United States.

Wikipedia administrators confirmed this decision Monday afternoon (PST) in a public statement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Action#Summary_and_conclusion):

Over the course of the past 72 hours, over 1800 Wikipedians have joined together to discuss proposed actions that the community might wish to take against SOPA and PIPA. This is by far the largest level of participation in a community discussion ever seen on Wikipedia, which illustrates the level of concern that Wikipedians feel about this proposed legislation. The overwhelming majority of participants support community action to encourage greater public action in response to these two bills. Of the proposals considered by Wikipedians, those that would result in a "blackout" of the English Wikipedia, in concert with similar blackouts on other websites opposed to SOPA and PIPA, received the strongest support.

“Today Wikipedians from around the world have spoken about their opposition to this destructive legislation," said Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. "This is an extraordinary action for our community to take - and while we regret having to prevent the world from having access to Wikipedia for even a second, we simply cannot ignore the fact that SOPA and PIPA endanger free speech both in the United States and abroad, and set a frightening precedent of Internet censorship for the world."

We urge Wikipedia readers to make your voices heard. If you live in the United States, find your elected representative in Washington (https://www.eff.org/sopacall). If you live outside the United States, contact your State Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or similar branch of government. Tell them you oppose SOPA and PIPA, and want the internet to remain open and free.

About the Wikimedia Foundation


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For the Wikimedia Foundation Jay Walsh Head of Communications Wikimedia Foundation Tel. +1 415 839 6885 x 6609 jwalsh@wikimedia.org

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