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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 04:09 PM
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Victory! The Internet is safe -- for now.
Edited on Fri Dec-16-11 04:27 PM by BrendaBrick
Source: Bold Progressives.org

VICTORY! Because of immense public pressure, the House Judiciary Committee cancelled their vote on the bill that would kill Internet innovation and free speech -- and adjourned for the rest of the year!

The Internet fought back to protect the Internet -- and we won, for now. We have to assemble our Internet army for next year, when this bill will come up again.

Body of email just rec'd:

BREAKING NEWS: Because of immense public pressure, the House Judiciary Committee cancelled their vote on the bill that would kill Internet innovation and free speech -- and adjourned for the rest of the year!

Over the last 36 hours, over 97,000 people signed our joint petition with reddit against this bill, and thousands more called their representatives. The Internet fought back to protect the Internet -- and we won, for now.

Now, we need to assemble our Internet army for next year, when this horrible bill will come up again. Can you help us reach 100,000 signers on the petition?

Our petition got a ton of attention in Washington, DC. Here's what some leading news outlets reported yesterday:

Washington Post: "The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Reddit have been pushing a campaign arguing that SOPA, as written, would harm future innovation."

Roll Call: "A flurry of liberal and conservative groups issued last-minute pleas in the hours before the House Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on its latest version of a controversial intellectual property bill, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act.

'Join @reddit and PCCC (@BoldProgressive) in saving the Internet!' the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal advocacy group, tweeted urging followers to sign an online petition opposing the bill. The missive was paired with a letter signed by the founders of Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants."

But the fight is far from over -- big corporations are still pushing hard for this bill. We won the battle with today's delay, but we still have to win the war against Internet censorship.

Click here http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/survey_sopa_redd... to join 97,000 others and fight for Internet freedom.

Thanks for taking action.

-- Jason Rosenbaum, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (J-Ro on reddit) and Erik Martin, reddit General Manager



Read more: http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/survey_sopa_redd...



Have to keep biting at their ankles and never give up! (Don't need to tell anyone here how important this is!)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 06:01 PM
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1. Very good news for now but these asses
never give up, we have to be the same and never give up either. :mad:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 06:52 PM
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2. glad to hear. nt
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Goldom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 09:33 PM
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3. Nope. See update.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 06:23 AM
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4. Sounds like they still have designs
on the golden egg laying goose. Dumb fucks.
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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 10:10 AM
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6. Thanks for the update
From the link you provided - bottom of the article:

Update.... Or not. Despite the fact that Congress was supposed to be out of session until the end of January, the Judiciary Committee has just announced plans to come back to continue the markup this coming Wednesday. This is rather unusual and totally unnecessary. But it shows just how desperate Hollywood is to pass this bill as quickly as possible, before the momentum of opposition builds up even further.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 07:33 AM
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5. Also americancensorship.org
http://americancensorship.org

Interestingly Ron Wyden is at the forefront of working to stop this bill in the Senate -- even as he's on the Medicare thing.

And the activist wing (occupy-affiliated) of Anonymous is against it (a lot of Anons apparently are on Reddit).
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