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Now that SOPA is on the ropes, Wikipedia is planning to throw a few body blows on Wednesday as it shuts down the English version for 24 hours.  During this protest period, the site will be replaced with instructions on how you can contact your members of congress to urge them NOT to support this measure. For millions of users, Tuesday night is going to be like that scene from The Future where the characters were feverishly looking up all the information they projected they'd need right before their internet connection was turned off. This is internet democracy in action, and will be an interesting phenomenon to observe and perhaps to participate in.  In addition to Wikipedia, Reddit, WordPress, Mozilla, and the collection of Cheezburger sites will be participating as well.