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Now if you're logging on to Wikipedia you'd see this message imagine a world without free knowledge Wikipedia just one of several big name web sites.
Pro testing new legislation that some say will change the Internet and they say not -- a good way.
Plus -- -- is keeping an -- that live from San Francisco Claudia.
John it is shaping up to be an epic battle Hollywood vs Silicon Valley members of congress from northern California vs those from Southern California.
Big money lining up on both sides and scores of web sites on 24 hour strike to draw attention to -- The Stop Online Piracy Act.
And its partner in the senate -- up the protect IP act.
-- designed to crack down on sites that steal content whether it's new put movies or music made in the US.
As some say these bills would have a chilling effect on free speech because they would require companies like Google to block links to sites accused of Internet piracy.
Mostly offshore sites that are beyond the easy reach of America's copyright laws.
But critics argue the crackdown on piracy will not be the bills only affect.
So -- places tremendous incentives towards.
Anyone who does business with an American company to.
Pull the plug -- them went -- warning so if anyone complained about something posted on the website that they didn't like.
They couldn't most likely get that web -- pulled off the Internet.
But those in favor maintained safeguards are in place to prevent such shutdowns and that today's protest by sites like Wikipedia.
I think it's very ironic that it website and that is dedicated to providing information is in fact spreading misinformation.
They simply haven't read the bill Wikipedia and other domestic web sites have nothing to worry about we target.
Foreign web sites.
But the protest appears to be gaining steam.
Calls are flooding congressional offices and now several members from both parties are dialing back their initial support.
A John we may see some significant tweaks to these controversial pieces of legislation before they come up for a vote.
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