If you're in the US you speak English and you visit Wikipedia today, you'll see a glimpse of the page you were trying to access, then you'll see the blackout message above. You'll see similar messages from Google, Reddit, and others. Why? Although each of these sites does a good job of explaining its position, here's a rundown of the issues involved in today's shutdown.
An Extremely Brief History Lesson
In 1998, the US Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a bill that, among... READ ON