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Why is half of the web blacked out today?

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Many major websites and providers of content are protesting a bill going through congress.  This MSNBC tech article sums it up nicely, and you can click HERE for the full article.  A brief snippet reads the major controversy:

The two bills, supported supported mainly by the entertainment industry, are aimed at stopping illegal downloading and streaming of movies and TV shows. But many in the tech world — including giants Google and Facebook — say the legislation would let federal authorities shut down portions of the Internet without due process, and fundamentally alter the Internet’s ability to provide a platform for free speech.

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Read up on it for yourself.  How might this impact education?  Resources to use in your courses?

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