symbolset writes "Jimmy Wales confirms that the entire English language Wikipedia will be on blackout January 18th from midnight to midnight, Eastern Standard Time. The site's 25 million daily users will redirected to an education page with a call to action. Votes are still being taken on the exact implementation."
Despite a small victory against SOPA
in the House, Wikipedia still feels the blackout is necessary
due to the looming Senate vote on PROTECT IP
, and as a deterrent to future attempts to revive a similar law
under a new name.