The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Jan. 16-20, 2012

2. SOPA and PIPA led to a high-traffic Internet site being blacked out for a day. What are they?

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), proposed in the US House and Senate, respectively, were designed to curb online piracy. The Wikipedia Foundation, which sponsors the Wikipedia website, was so concerned by the bills that it shut down the English-language version of Wikipedia for a day.They were joined by Reddit, Boing-Boing, and other sites. Google reportedly collected 7 million signatures in an online petition against the bills. Wikipedia and others say the legislation is unfairly written and would stifle innovation and free speech on the Web.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), proposed in the US House and Senate, respectively, were designed to curb online piracy. The Wikipedia Foundation, which sponsors the Wikipedia website, was so concerned by the bills that it shut down the English-language version of Wikipedia for a day.They were joined by Reddit, Boing-Boing, and other sites. Google reportedly collected 7 million signatures in an online petition against the bills. Wikipedia and others say the legislation is unfairly written and would stifle innovation and free speech on the Web.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), proposed in the US House and Senate, respectively, were designed to curb online piracy. The Wikipedia Foundation, which sponsors the Wikipedia website, was so concerned by the bills that it shut down the English-language version of Wikipedia for a day.They were joined by Reddit, Boing-Boing, and other sites. Google reportedly collected 7 million signatures in an online petition against the bills. Wikipedia and others say the legislation is unfairly written and would stifle innovation and free speech on the Web.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), proposed in the US House and Senate, respectively, were designed to curb online piracy. The Wikipedia Foundation, which sponsors the Wikipedia website, was so concerned by the bills that it shut down the English-language version of Wikipedia for a day.They were joined by Reddit, Boing-Boing, and other sites. Google reportedly collected 7 million signatures in an online petition against the bills. Wikipedia and others say the legislation is unfairly written and would stifle innovation and free speech on the Web.

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