So, the great Wikipedia blackout has begun. The front page of the English language edition of the encyclopedia now displays a notice explaining the chilling effects of SOPA.

The goal: to educate Wikipedia’s users on a serious political issue.

The result?

Well… here are just a few of the reactions (as collated by herpderpedia) from students who rely on Wikipedia to copy and paste for assist with their coursework…

Awareness accomplished, Wikipedia. Awareness accomplished. (Click the image for even more.)

(H/t @andrewpbrett)