[Foundation-l] just wondering, are we going to take down en.wikipedia.org?

cyrano cyrano.fawkes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 00:28:14 UTC 2012

I agree. We should have the balls to do the blackout and attract
attention from public and medias. People should read about the bill,
think about the rights they would be surrendering if the bill passes.
If (when) the bill appears again, people will be ready to have an
informed opinion about it, and I'm certain it will be against it.
We should test it now, to be ready.

Le 16/01/2012 20:19, Mike Godwin a écrit :
> Dan Collins writes:
>> Hey guys,
>> http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/204167-sopa-shelved-until-consensus-is-found
>> The House decided they're going to stop bothering with this bill for a
>> while, so while we should continue to think about what we will do when
>> the time comes to protest this, that time is not right now. The bill
>> can be reconsidered just as it was left off any time before the end of
>> this congressional session, and the Senate still has a live bill, but
>> the fact that HR 3261 is not being considered at the moment means that
>> even if the Senate passes their bill, the House may refuse to consider
>> that one too.
> Dan, you're misreading the implications of what the story you link to
> says. What's actually happening is that the House sponsors hope to
> defuse opposition by delaying and slightly modifying SOPA. My
> experience as a DC lawyer for much of my career strongly suggests that
> there's no reason to suspend expressions of opposition to SOPA or PIPA
> or the general effort by content companies to change the internet as
> we know it. In my view, it is wholly incorrect to say "that time is
> not right now."  Anything that the legislators can interpret as a lack
> of resolve from the internet communities will encourage them to
> resubmit SOPA or its equivalent in another form. The time for
> protesting this is, in fact, right now.
> --Mike
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