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Re: SOPA, Wikipedia, and dbpedia

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:15:47 +0100
Message-ID: <CACHzV2NUPvDXeMKrKBXxa-jjuTnXqYzMZ468Bu+Us2ep7EDFPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Mischa,

I suspect that such a move would cause needless pain to Semantic Web
researchers and be invisible to the U.S. Congress. I don't think that
Semantic Web and other data sharing adherents that use dbpedia need to
feel the pinch - they're already generally convinced of the threat of
SOPA/PIPA (aren't they?).

-Scott

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M. Scott Marshall
http://staff.science.uva.nl/~marshall

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Following on from the news that the English Wikipedia is going dark in
> opposition to the SOPA/PIPA tomorrow (2012-01-18) given the activity in the
> US [1], I wonder whether we as the Semantic Web Community feel like we
> should turn around and turn off dbpedia? What do people think? Wouldn't that
> be a nice show of support to Wikipedia, dbpedia's parent project, I think so
> ...
>
> Obviously dbpedia doesn't have nearly as many users as Wikipedia, but
> personally I feel it would be a nice show of support, to what is a massive
> move from wikipedia. Poor students, what will they do tomorrow!
>
> Mischa
>
> [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/English_Wikipedia_to_go_dark
> _____________________________
> Mischa Tuffield PhD
> http://mmt.me.uk/
> http://mmt.me.uk/foaf.rdf#mischa
>
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