In April 2010 the UK government rushed through the Digitial Economy Bill, which effectively stopped P2P downloads in the UK in order to combat the terror of Online Piracy. And Wiki Wasn’t Down.
In May 2011 the EU implemented the EU Cookie Directive that made all sorts of restrictions be put on harmless cookies (see here). And Wiki Wasn’t Down.
In January 2012 EMI started suing the Irish state for not provisioning for implementing a law that would allow them to sue any ISP that didn’t do exactly what they wanted. And Wiki Wasn’t Down.
Now the US is simply proposing legislation and Jimmy Wales has put wiki down like a trigger happy stable owner. (God that’s a bad analogy)
Way to go on consistency Jimmy.
N.B. I know wiki isn’t really down and there are lots of ways round it and it’s only English Wiki anyway, so English speaking people can hassle friends and relatives in the US about this. Apparently no one in the US has relatives or friends outside the US who aren’t English speaking as far as Jimmy Wales is concerned, or maybe the people who run wiki couldn’t figure out how to put messages up in other languages, that speaks to their technical skills, maybe they couldn’t manage to translate the message, so there could be anything in the other language sites because they can’t read them. Odd isn’t it?