Popular Websites Went Black to Protest Anti-Piracy Laws

On January 18, over 7,000 websites – including Wikipedia, Reddit, Google and other popular websites started protesting anti-piracy legislation, currently making its way through Congress.

Wikipedia and Google are two of the most visited websites on the web. Wikipedia began a global blackout of its English-language sites at 5am,

Google posted a link on its US homepage to an online petition to Congress against the Online Piracy Act