A point shared with me by journalist Dan Murphy inspired my comment:
5:12 AM on January 23, 2012
Here's a point that was shared with me yesterday. Nobody seemed to notice the one key site that didn't "black out" itself on Wednesday -- Wikia.com. Yes, the for-profit wiki site co-founded by Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia) that "borrows" intellectual property materials from all over the internet, then profits off them with advertising, did not share in the anti-SOPA campaign? Even though Wikia.com would stand to lose quite a lot if the worst version of SOPA were passed through, Jimmy Wales instead used the non-profit "big sister" site to do all the dirty work. I suppose it's because all of Wikia's advertisers would have been irritated that they would have lost a day's marketing opportunity.
Jimmy Wales -- conflict of interest much?