Legitimacy and efficacy: The blackout of Wikipedia

Ayelet Oz

Abstract


The hallmark of the successful online protest against SOPA was the blackout of Wikipedia for a day. This paper tracks the internal dynamics that led to Wikipedia’s blackout and focuses on the place that legitimacy and authority had in crafting the debate.

Keywords


Wikipedia, Governance, Legitimacy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v17i12.4043



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