Thursday, January 19, 2012

CAUTION - Wikipedia Blackout

Wikipedia is blacking out for 24 hours to protest proposed US Internet censorship legislation. Join the protest and take action today. Learn more.

Wikipedia quote:
Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines.

I confirm that a lot of small sites are blacklisted for years and not show up in the major search engines, and most of them has zero piracy content. And this is not from today or yesterday, nor yet awakening creepy future, unfortunately...

But there is a significant difference, this has happened so far only in the background, informally and illegal (and unlikely this will change), while now it moves to another level.

Everything is about money... The freedom of information is just one of the victims. This global economic crisis will push the world into a much worse reality than we ever imagined.

1 comment:

  1. Heh, this 24-hour shutdown in protest against SOPA and PIPA end so fast, just for a few hours with temporal victory. But as the folks in my country said: "where leaked out will leak again" ;)


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