What’s a library?

Yesterday was a day of protest by Wikipedia and other internet sites against the proposed USA law known as SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act. In essence, the law would stop (or try to stop) access to illegal sites. Of course, the question as to what is, or would be, an illegal site, is one of the potential dangers – though there are many others. Many see the law as a direct threat to civil liberties, and an attempt to control the internet. There is a need to prevent online privacy, but this law appears to be the proverbial hammer to crack a nut. But, I am grateful for Treppenwitz‘s post on the topic pointing out a potentially unforeseen benefit of the day of protest. Maybe it would be beneficial, in more ways than one, if there were more protests…

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