Andem - 12:17 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's pretty bad when Hollywood and the recording industry is able to even attempt to lobby their way to censoring the Internet. Agreed, intellectual property theft is something which is a big problem, but so is their greed.
IMHO, the industry has started to lose its grip on their control of information through their feature films, music and owned television and news networks. Since the Internet is still growing and people are increasingly able to find alternative reporting on hot topics, they are becoming even keener on getting legislation through (under whatever guise) to try and hamper that growth. All of the e-com execs certainly have a large interest in making sure they maintain control over their own realm (ie. the Internet).
I haven't heard of the Wikipedia thing, but I did find a news article: [techweekeurope.co.uk...]
OT: I actually wouldn't mind Wikipedia shutting down for a period.. the original sites containing the information they provide might actually get some traffic back *g*