Yochai Benkler on love, SOPA, wikiauthority and moral force

That is why Wikipedia played such a critical role: unlike all the other major sites that shut down. Wikipedia is not a company; Wikipedia, for this purpose, functioned as a mini-democracy within a democracy, where people who continuously volunteer for the public good came together to do something new for the public. Wikipedia represents a moral force that no commercial site can ever hope to replicate. 
                - Benkler, Seven Lessons from SOPA/PIPA...

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I was always taught that Wikipedia is not a democracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_democracy :-)


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