How to bypass the Wikipedia Blackout

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Technology | Posted on 18-01-2012

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How to bypass the Wikipedia blackout

Here is a very simple way that will allow you to bypass the Wikipedia blackout

 

As you may well have experienced today, Wikipedia has blacked out its English language content in protest of a proposed change in US online copyright laws (see below for Wikipedia’s statement.)

However, there is a very simple way that will allow you to bypass the blackout.

 

Here’s how you do it.

 

Simply  add  ?banner=none to the address in the address bar:

e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy shows the blacked out page:

wikipedia blackout

So we simply type ?banner=none in the address bar at the top and press enter:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy?banner=none  returns you to wikipedia’s normal page:

wikipedia piracy

 

Enjoy !

 

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