Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined Wikipedia, Reddit, WordPress and a number of other big players in an internet blackout against the Stop Piracy Online Act (SOPA) that has garnered widespread criticism in the United States. 

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined Wikipedia, Reddit, WordPress and a number of other big players in an internet blackout against the United States' bills Stop Piracy Online Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) that have garnered international criticism. 

Here is the blacked out version of its website.

For some background, SOPA and PIPA are bills in the United States that work to combat foreign websites that commit copyright infringement. 

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This video explains how the bills would work and why opponents see them as a threat to freedom of expression. to technological innovation, and to the internet in general.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.