INTERNET PIRACY PROTESTS | Editorial
Wednesday’s online protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act the mark a milestone in political activism by major Internet interests. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a message decrying the anti-piracy legislation now before Congress. This was in part a victory for grass roots activism. But it was also a classic Washington situation in which a big-money industry helped stoke public anxieties in ways that further its own business interests.