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The Wikipedia Blackout: Congress and digital erasure : Comments

By Binoy Kampmark, published 20/1/2012

Mounted intellectual property actions will not need much scrutiny in terms of credibility.

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An article with several messages.

It criticises (overwhelmingly volunteer and non-profit) Wikipedia. But I think Wikipedia self regulates by "outing" Wikipedia articles that appear biased. Wikipedia is responsive to people who discern bias in particular Wikipedia articles.

The article then criticises what Wikipedia criticises - which is proposed US legislation (bills) amounting to internet censorship.

One could conclude that the common denominator is the author's dislike of things American - such as that country's success in bringing information to vast audiences worldwide - which is distrusted by Universities where knowledge costs a lot of money - knowledge that is exclusively channelled to a small minority which is paying students.

That said I agree with author's opposition to internet censorship bills.

Pete
Posted by plantagenet, Friday, 20 January 2012 11:13:53 AM
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strongly..agree

complain..about things you dont dare explain

the truth is out there
if your not blided by hate

wondering if its related to this
http://sopastrike.com/#how-to-strike
or this
http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=17386

or rather that
this link refuses..to open
http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/tell-me-again-who-made-the-desert-bloom/
my securuity system says no

but what if i want to know
who says i cant..by what patent right[does patent get doubled..overnight]

even before mr murdoc...gets his*..patent rights
and govt shuts down the web again..[two point 2020]

yeah i know its hardly a topic
so will in time rewrite it..with more focus

who owns our patents
how long should patents last

what about others
who dont get royalties..
cause they got conned out of them

or cant afort to make a legal claim[govt should routeenly ptotect its peoples intrests[against the to big to fail mob]

wondering if its related to this
http://sopastrike.com/#how-to-strike
or this
http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=17386

or rather that
this link refuses to open
http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/tell-me-again-who-made-the-desert-bloom/

even before mr murdoc...gets his*..patent rights
and govt shuts down the web again..[two point 2020]

yeah i know its hardly a topic
so will in time rewrite it..with more focus

who owns our patents?
how long should patents last?

what about others..who dont get royalties..
or even rate a mention[like studio muso's/background singers..editors]

cause they got conned out of them
or not offerd a fair share..for THEIR creative imputs

the trouble is talentless...*rich people
chose who sees and who dont see...EVERYTHING..
anything their money can buy

the pink panther..the leyland brothers..nouthern exposure
anything that makes us think

they own the antiwar songs
they fill the media..with war crimanality...murder..etc

phycopaths
have no empathy
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/brian-basham-beware-corporate-psychopaths--they-are-still-occupying-positions-of-power-6282502.html
Posted by one under god, Friday, 20 January 2012 1:50:15 PM
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Only two posts on this thread, and yet an issue so momentous (speaks volumes).
Whatever the pretext for censorship the motive remains the same.
Wikipedia might be a useful repository for would-be academics, but it's also an invaluable filtering system for sorting undergraduates (and postgraduates) from academics.
More importantly it is a free educational medium against sloth in general (lay and academic), and that's part of why it's being targeted. The other part is of course commercial-interests and academic junkets.
Let's not forget that enterprise and academia were once the preserves of enthusiasts and amateurs. It's in the interests of the vacuous political/intellectual status quo to professionalise (privatise) intellectual conceit (so neutering the genuine article), while cultivating the science-groupies and no-nothings who hang indiscriminately off their celebrities of choice (?).
Wikipedia is both populist "and" farenheit 45i, and that's why it has to stay.The internet is in the process of being colonised. Unfortunately, the defenders are mostly savages.
Posted by Mitchell, Saturday, 21 January 2012 6:29:16 PM
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the best scam...is one the media dont pick up on
this issue is huge on the web..but not in opinions
so many so uninformed on how big this is

and missinformed
http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/10/pop-didnt-eat-itself-why-piracy-didnt-destroy-the-music-industry/

hints of it abound..
so i will yet again post too many links
[this is just todays]

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/our-last-chance-for-freedom-their-last.html

the phycology of tyrany
[begins with censoring ends in control
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/psychology-of-tyranny-for-philosophy-of.html

oh heck why bother
appathy

look for ya-selves
http://whatreallyhappened.com/
if you cant care why should we give a damm

cause unlike you
we tried

where does it all end
http://johnhively.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/breakdown-of-the-26-trillion-the-federal-reserve-handed-out-to-save-rich-incompetent-investors-but-who-purchase-political-power/#comment-1722

when they control the web...
as affectivly..as it muzzled the media

now we even have faulse flag hacking
http://www.federaljack.com/?p=171446

standard opperating procedure..
http://www.politicolnews.com/congressmen-who-received-money-for-sopa-vote/#ixzz1k70OcdXN
with the mossad...[and lol other intrest groups
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVTXbARGXso

your all terrists
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28792

http://sgtreport.com/2012/01/finding-the-inner-rage/
Posted by one under god, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 9:35:49 AM
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