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Wikipedia has today gone ahead with its threat to voluntarily shut down its website in protest at internet piracy legislation in the US.

The sixth-most popular online destination, which attracts 25 million visitors a day, has decided to “go dark” for 24 hours in protest at the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Wikipedia went offline at midnight Eastern time, and will not become available again until midnight on January 19, meaning online users will not be able to read any of the encyclopaedia entries over the 24 hours.

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