freejung - 4:36 pm on Jan 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes, I know. My point is it usually makes little sense to make sweeping generalizations like "anything that protects IP is a good thing." It's not usually a good idea to get so focused on one objective that you pursue it at the expense of everything else. There needs to be a balance between protecting creative work and allowing the free exchange of information.
P.S. of course everything I say is my opinion, but you're right to point it out -- I should have included "IMO." Let me phrase it differently: you don't have to be a fan of Wiki or Google to be on the same side of a particular political issue. It is reasonable to oppose something if you believe it's wrong, even if you normally disagree with others who also oppose it. For example, this is probably the first time I've ever agreed with the Cato Institute. I think they are wrong about just about everything - that doesn't mean I think they are wrong about this.