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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    I'm someone who, in my career, has attracted a certain amount of admiration as well as some seemingly disproportionate condemnation over what I do. If SOPA is passed, I can at least take comfort in the fact that I can use it to get some of the more vitriolic discussion threads or blogs shut down.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I cannot help but to think about the "what are you listening to" thread. Not just current posts would need to be policed, but past posts would need to be purged. One disgruntled poster and an email to a recording label, and bye bye DP!

    edit: well perhaps not, most of the videos posted there are on youtube, and youtube would likely have closed shop before it came down on DP's head.. but the point still stands (I hope)
    Plenty of image attachments to posts here. It is guaranteed that there are copyrighted images on this forum. Or maybe the New York Times decides it doesn't like people pasting even one paragraph from their articles and instead wants people to visit the site and subscribe, so they send the notices about DP's Breaking News forums. DP then bears the burden of proving that every one of those posts falls under fair use. The law is so hilariously vague in its terminology that all you need is one judge with a wide interpretation and you can probably shut down anything you want. Guess which jurisdiction the suits will be filed in once the entertainment industry finds the "right" judge?
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    Wikipedia is currently Blacked Out

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    For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia. Learn more.

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    Apparently everyone's favorite "temple of the mind" is closed for a little while because something seemingly important is happening in Congress.

    I have no idea what exactly is going on [looking into it, though].

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    Why is Wikipedia blacked-out? Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA by blacking out the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, beginning at midnight January 18, Eastern Time. Readers who come to English Wikipedia during the blackout will not be able to read the encyclopedia. Instead, you will see messages intended to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA, encouraging you to share your views with your representatives, and with each other on social media.

    What are SOPA and PIPA? SOPA and PIPA represent two bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. SOPA is short for the "Stop Online Piracy Act," and PIPA is an acronym for the "Protect IP Act." ("IP" stands for "intellectual property.") In short, these bills are efforts to stop copyright infringement committed by foreign web sites, but, in our opinion, they do so in a way that actually infringes free expression while harming the Internet. Detailed information about these bills can be found in the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act articles on Wikipedia, which are available during the blackout. GovTrack lets you follow both bills through the legislative process: SOPA on this page, and PIPA on this one. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the public interest in the digital realm, has summarized why these bills are simply unacceptable in a world that values an open, secure, and free Internet.

    Why is the blackout happening? Wikipedians have chosen to black out the English Wikipedia for the first time ever, because we are concerned that SOPA and PIPA will severely inhibit people's access to online information. This is not a problem that will solely affect people in the United States: it will affect everyone around the world. Why? SOPA and PIPA are badly drafted legislation that won't be effective at their stated goal (to stop copyright infringement), and will cause serious damage to the free and open Internet. They put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. And, SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.
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    Re: Wikipedia is currently Blacked Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Jimmy Hoffa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Apparently everyone's favorite "temple of the mind" is closed for a little while because something seemingly important is happening in Congress.

    I have no idea what exactly is going on [looking into it, though].
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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Wikipedia is currently Blacked Out

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    are you serious wake?
    Yes I am. I was looking up Jimmy Hoffa and the page then, after a few seconds, blacked out and showed said warning. So yes, I'm serious.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Oh OK, I didn't see the earlier thread.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Perhaps, but that is an incorrect reason (even though there could be errors). Wikipedia, or any encyclopedia, is not a primary source. It contains no original research. Depending on what one is writing about, original research should be cited; not a distillation of that research published by a third party (e.g., an encyclopedia).

    Any facts found on Wikipedia should be easily traceable to their source (via article footnotes), which is what should be read, understood, and cited in scholarly work.
    This is all true, but my professors never really had a problem with me citing secondary or even tertiary sources. I'm a history and social sciences major, so the way we write and do research differs from how, for example, a science major might do a research paper. Of course primary sources are stronger, but secondary and tertiary sources are useful as well.

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    Re: Wow! Wiki really is shut down!

    Re: Research papers/sources

    My professors always required that we use the databases the school provides access to. The sources within the database are pretty board-ranging and the databases themselves are a cluster-eff of confusion. I've actually used Wikipedia (specifically the citation links/info at the end of articles) to help me pinpoint key-words, journal names, or other information that might help me find what I need. It is a useful site, depending on how you approach it.
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