StoutFiles - 1:53 pm on Jan 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have to say I'm disappointed that folks here aren't talking about this more. Less than a page of comments? Really? This law is against all of our interests as well as being completely wrong. I'm amazed this community isn't more fired up about it.
Well, for a few reasons.
1) The bill has already been denounced by Obama and the representative who came up with it has trashed it as well. So these blackouts are late to the party, they aren't needed.
2) After the elections this bill will just come up again and again, in lesser forms. Eventually it will pass, and they will pick and pick at the internet as it is currently until it comes down.
3) Some people feel that Wikipedia isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread. I enjoy using Wikipedia, but let's face it, their business model is using other people's content to turn a profit. Instead of 10,000 sites making money with info about 10,000 topics, we now have Wikipedia taking the content/visitors from those sites and making massive amounts of money for only a few people.