19 Jan '12, 5am

Defend our freedom to share

OK, the one day protest against SOPA and PIPA in US is over. I know the protest created some inconvenience to some people. I never realized that I relied so much on Wikipedia until yesterday. Some people criticized Wikipedia’s 24 hours blackout. But I think the Wikipedia blackout bring awareness to the issue to the general public. Most of the tech savvy and social media people know the damaging effect of SOPA/PIPA. But we are the minority. A lot of people don’t know about SOPA/PIPA until yesterday’s Wikipedia blackout. I have a few friends asking me about SOPA after they discovered that Wikipedia was blocked. The SOPA/PIPA protest yesterday is, in my own opinion, quite successful. I understand that several SOPA supporters in US Congress have changed their stand after yesterday’s event. A lot more people are aware of the damages that SOPA/PIPA will do if implemented. But th...

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