Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The New York Times on the Wikipedia blackout
A nice piece here by Cary H. Sherman. It happens that he is chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents music labels, so clearly a possible bias there. But he is fundamentally right about the problem of a very large website like Wikipedia which is exploiting its status as a supposedly neutral and independent to make a self-serving political point. Platforms such as these have real power which is equal to, if not greater than the power of the traditional news carriers, as I argued earlier here.