I think that it’s information that we’re only going to get through better press coverage of this. I think this is a new issue for most people. I think that most people just haven’t thought through this at all. And when people respond to something like WikiLeaks getting cut off of Amazon by saying, ‘This is a First Amendment issue,’ it shows you how little people actually know about what’s going on.

Lauren Kirchner is a freelance writer covering digital security for CJR. Find her on Twitter at @lkirchner