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And in the meantime the online world is mounting a defiant protest today.
Several web sites including Wikipedia.
Literally shutting down sites if you go to something on Wikipedia this is the screen that's gonna pop up you're not gonna get where you wanna go.
They have gone dark today as a protest.
Of a new bill that many critics say it could lead to censorship.
Cloudy accounts last Census Bureau with more on this this morning cloudy this.
Pushing for this now.
Martha Hollywood is all for these measures they want a strong tool to crack down on piracy.
Meantime Silicon Valley solidly -- -- by some accounts more than 7000 web sites are taking part in today's Internet strike.
Wikipedia at least it's English version by far the largest with an estimated 25 million visitors -- -- but not today it's blacked out.
And says imagine a world without bringing knowledge.
The intent here is to draw attention to two controversial bills now before the US congress.
The stop online piracy act house bill known as -- -- and protect intellectual property act known as pet in the senate.
The bills would -- US Internet providers like Comcast or AT&T.
To block communications to offshore sites that steal content whether it's music or movies made in this country.
We have these sites located outside of the United States that are stealing intellectual property not only -- the entertainment business.
About from millions of other people who work in the copyright or intellectual property area of our country.
Supporters say the legislation is needed to protect property rights and jobs critics also say jobs are at stake here as well -- free speech and privacy and cyberspace.
So we know that Wikipedia's onboard with this who else is taking part Claudia.
A lot of other sites take a look at Google the search engine is up and running today but is blacked out its name.
In a show of solidarity now some call this ironic since the Google's business.
Is to link users to various sites essentially critics contend stealing other people's content every day.
The user generated libraries -- calls the legislation a direct attack on the underpinnings of the web.
Because they argue anyone with a right could make a website disappear now it's too early to know the impact.
Of Wikipedia's daylong strike but people looking for information online don't have to be in the dark today.
They can check out scholar PD -- dot org or several other online encyclopedias that are up and running today.
-- -- big discussion on this the whole world has changed with regard to the privacy.
This -- thank you so much Claudia cloudy counted in San Francisco.
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