Naive and over reactive. Do that all the time and it's pointless (loses value). That was the consensus at the time of SOPA and I don't see anything that's changed since. Blackouts are the rarest of rare protests, certainly not for matters that don't threaten us. At worst inability to freely photo a sports event is no different than inability to freely photograph inside some country's museums - negotiation and good example gets further than petulant actions.
Photography in circumstances like the olympics is a very common matter - the National Portrait Gallery issue wasn't dissimilar in a way, images were validly able to be distributed without breaching copyright but location owner had imposed conditions of entry on the person wishing to do so, that were widely (by those in his camp anyway) felt to be unfair or desirous to bypass. Obtainer decided to and obtained images anyway and freely made them available to others. This generic situation is quite common, though not often so high profile as NPG or the olympics. FT2 On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Anthony <wikim...@inbox.org> wrote: > It's time to black out coverage of the olympics. > > This would be a blackout that could actually make a difference. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l