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Yesterday was, it turns out, a good day: so far, 18 senators previously in favour of PIPA now oppose it, seven of whom were former co-sponsors of the act.

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Wikipedia may be going dark within an hour in protest of SOPA/PIPA but that doesn't mean it's going offline completely. With very little work, you'll be able to access the online encyclopedia tomorrow — even if it does go against the spirit of the protest.

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If you hadn't heard of SOPA before, you probably have by now: Some of the internet's most influential sites — Reddit and Wikipedia among them — are going dark to protest the much-maligned anti-piracy bill. But other than being a very bad thing, what is SOPA? And what will it mean for you if it passes?

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You know that roach we thought we all stepped on and flushed this month? Nope, still crawling around: SOPA hearings will resume next month.

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While major global internet companies are loudly fighting the US government's anti-piracy SOPA legislation, closer to home our own government is doing its best to keep its anti-piracy effort under wraps, blocking a freedom of information request to access eight pages of handwritten notes from a secret industry meeting in September last year.