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Did You Notice Some of Your Favorite Web Sites Go Dark?

No, the Internet isn’t breaking. This past week, thousands of Web sites—from Google and Wikipedia to personal blogs—protested the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). These proposed laws are designed to stop counterfeiting and illegal downloading of movies, TV shows, and music. However, a lot of people think these laws would go too far. They think SOPA and PIPA could harm freedom of expression and lead to online censorship. For instance, they say Web sites could be shut down without much proof of wrongdoing—a little like police searching your house without a warrant.

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