Needs to be modded down - the US did not "make it", and Europe contributed far than the US more include the freakin World Wide Web which is the same as "the internet" to most ppl.
Most people are morons.
The Internet existed long before WWW did. WWW is just a service that runs on the underlying infrastructure.
If you have gone to the effort to research, write and publish a paper the last thing you want is for people not to know who or where you are.
That significantly depends on the nature of the research and the potential for it to "displease" others, and who those other parties are.
Isn't selling your vote illegal?
So is speeding.
I used to be all concerned with abiding by the law. Then one day I woke up and realized that the law isn't written by people like me. Nor is it written for the benefit of people like me. The law is written by and for the benefit of those who have the ability to meaningfully influence or manipulate the process.
Once I realized that, I decided "fuck the law" - I'm doing whatever I want that serves my interests and that I feel I can get away with - just like our overlords.
Don't say this issue is about "women's wombs" when you know very well that the being inside has a unique DNA.
So does a virus.
It's not hard to admit errors that are [only] cosmetically wrong. -- J.K. Galbraith