Blackouts today

If you’ve tried to use Wikipedia today, you’ll have noticed it and many other websites have gone dark for today in protest against two proposed internet piracy bills. Our websites will stay open, though I too am naturally wary of measures promoted to protect big music and movie interests. There remains a great danger of shutting out dissent and innovation.

I will repeat JAWRA’s policy to scrupulously respect the letter and the spirit of copyright law. (See my Rights Management posting.) Responsible publishing by authors and editors remains the preferred enforcement tool.

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