[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikipedia is considering going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Fri Jan 13 14:12:38 UTC 2012

>> I would not spend time, energy and money on a service that
>> can block my contents without even warning and/or asking me.
>> Especially if I'm a public service, which is often the case
>> for GLAMs.
>> --
>>  Bastien
> Temporarily disabling access in protest is not the same as "blocking my
> contents without warning me" - that's actually a closer definition to
> SOPA would enable if it were passed. Furthermore, AFAICT, it would be
> equally applicable to Wikimedia Commons, or Flickr or YouTube or any
> place where they might choose to upload/share their content...

And running an advance warning - a central banner saying Wikipedia or
Commons go black for a day - would certainly not harm our credibility.


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