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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.


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.


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?


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


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.