Wikipedia editors question site's planned blackout

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  • Texas Mom Cypress, TX
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    Darrell Issa, a member of the House of Representatives from California cited in this article, is a Republican, not a Democrat. You can check that on Wikipedia! ;-)

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 6:46 p.m.

    Wikipedia + credibility?? That is stretching things a bit for at best a portal of secondary source or lower material. The problem I have seen with the site is that people often won't look to actual sources when researching for relevant information.

    I am sure we can live without Wikipedia for a day. If I were to lose Facebook or Youtube, then I might actually pay attention!!

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    OH NO!!! How will kids around the world do their homework tonight!? AIIIIGH!!!

  • UtahCentrist Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    Giving the Movie and Recording industries veto power over the DNS system is the worst idea in this history of bad Internet ideas. Giving a self-interested group the power to pull any site offline without any judicial review is an absolute travesty, and our technologically-illiterate Congress Critters need to understand the true implications of what they are debating. My guess is that they don't have the foggiest idea about what the could unleash.

    Additionally, how can we as Americans protest the censorship of the Internet in China and Iran if we give that exact same power to Hollywood of all people? We can't. It would only legitimize what Iran and China do.

    If it takes bold moves by Wikipedia, Google and other tech giants to get the message across, I support it 100%

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 18, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    The US Federal Government feels to manipulate everything and everybody, and they are so inept that they can't even balance out budget.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    SOPA would create a "war on online piracy" just like we have a "war on drugs." It would result in the expenditure of millions of man hours and billions of dollars for zero gain. The government simply doesn't have the resources to fight online piracy, and it never will. Take down one site and five more will spring up in its place. This fight cannot be won.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 18, 2012 6:13 a.m.

    Its criminal that any legislation at all is being pushed to censor any information from any source, it is called the freedom of speech and an unconstitutional act of repressing that right.

    Most local and national news media has already surrender and given up their right to free speech so to them its nothing new. Freedom of the press is dead and replaced with censorship and scripted news media. Corporate america and government controls the news and anyone who opposes the news media.