Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Web Site Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills - NYTimes.com

Stimulus-response

Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School, said that the technology industry, which has birthed large businesses like Google, Facebook and eBay, is much more powerful than it used to be.

“This is the first real test of the political strength of the Web, and regardless of how things go, they are no longer a pushover,” said Professor Wu, who is the author of “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires.” He added, “The Web taking a stand against one of the most powerful lobbyers and seeming to get somewhere is definitely a first.”

Web Site Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills - NYTimes.com

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