SOPA blackout (PHOTOS)

Wikipedia protested anti-piracy bills by shutting down on January 18, 2012.

Wikipedia is only one among thousands of websites taking part in a scheduled internet blackout in protest against anti-piracy bills.

Wordpress, Reddit, Mozilla and Twitpic have also shut down their websites in a move they hope will raise awareness about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate counterpart, Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).