[Wikimedia-l] WMF Policy and Political Affiliations Guideline

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Fri Aug 3 12:14:47 UTC 2012

bharris at wikimedia.org wrote:
> 	This is inserting a conspiracy theory where one does not exist.  
> 	The English Wikipedia community voted on the blackout and directed it into existence, not the Foundation. We merely facilitated.

The proposal was floated by Jimmy Wales on the 10th of december, 1 day after a Creative Commons Board meeting, on which he sits alongside the mother-in-law of Sergy Brin (Google), and on which sit other representatives of other internet mega-corporations that derive profit from user uploaded contents much of which is pirated, or who make money from advertising on pirate sites. On the 14th of December Creative Commons was also calling for a blackout/action over SOPA. Whether you realize it or not you were manipulated by mega-corporations to stick it to the musicians, photographers, and authors, so that said corporations could better profit from the theft of their works.

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