Wikipedia blackout to protest SOPA

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    I didn't see another thread about this, so I thought I'd start one.

    Wikipedia, and a number of other popular websites will black out tomorrow in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

    Thoughts?
     
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    IT IS ANTI-freedom and against the consitution! Impeachments and removals should be had if they pass this anti-freeom bill!
     
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    You are not free to steal what belongs to someone else.
     
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    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said this was silly since it is a global business.
     
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    I think it's a perfectly appropriate protest, both in terms of the means (shutting down their site) and the ends (defeating SOPA/PIPA).

    Even though I use Wikipedia multiple times a day, I don't expect to be too inconvenienced. I expect to be able to get by with the cached and non-English versions of their articles.
     
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    Ok.
    What kind of idiot would protest this?



    oh.....nevermind
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    Sure.

    Who give's a rat's ass?
     
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    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

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    Some don't understand the concept of property/intellectual property.
     
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    probably the same OWS-type morons who think 'personal property' is somehow different than 'private property'
     
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    Apparently not.

    But, they probably do not produce such work, and have likely never had to take legal action against bastards who steal it.
     

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