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

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 01:58:50 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> 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.

What would we be protesting, now?  That the process worked, this time?

SOPA is currently dead.  It may come back, soon, as something else,
but SOPA is dead.

We need to be watchful and ready to blackout the site, but we should
not protest about dead bills.

There is no consensus to blackout the site over a different bill.

John Vandenberg

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