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Submission + - Are the Pirate Sites Protesting SOPA? Nope. ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Just whom is going dark for SOPA? Not the pirate sites. Peter Wayner spends a few minutes with Google and discovers that now that O'Reilly Books and No Starch Press are dark, the pirate sites are the easiest-to-find, non-dark sites that will help you download a digital version of the book. He writes, "The deep question for the Internet is how to deal with people who don't play by the rules and look for ways to respect the people with whom they work. The response of the pirate sites to the SOPA/PIPA protest is a good indication of what kind of people they are. Are they going dark? Are they on the barricades with Tim O'Reilly? Nope. It's just another day of showing ads for "free desktop strippers." Should the Torrent sites be dark too? Is going dark an effective protest? Or has Tim O'Reilly just illustrated his famous point that book sellers have to make it easy for people to buy legit copies. If they don't, they just head for the pirates?
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Are the Pirate Sites Protesting SOPA? Nope.

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