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post Sun 22nd January 2012, 11:27pm
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<img alt="" height="1" width="1" />[b]Wikipedia blackout a childish act[/b]
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A blackout landing page is displayed on a laptop computer screen inside the "Anti-Sopa War Room" at the offices of the Wikipedia Foundation in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia ...

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post Mon 23rd January 2012, 1:01am
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post Mon 23rd January 2012, 11:14am
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A point shared with me by journalist Dan Murphy inspired my comment:
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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?
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