January 19, 2012
This screen shot shows the home page Google.com. A campaign whose backers include tech heavyweights like Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. has successfully portrayed the bills - the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act - as an attack on a free and open Internet rather than a way to protect the jobs of Americans in the movie and music industries, in a protest Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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If a day without Wikipedia was a bother, think bigger. In this plugged-in world, we would barely be able to cope if the entire Internet went down in a city, state or country for a day or a week.
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