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How to fight against SOPA : call your MP, send mails, spread the word

Stop SOPA Twibbon. Boycott SOPA - Google Apps sur l'Android Market. == THIS APPLICATION IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED.

Boycott SOPA - Google Apps sur l'Android Market

===We are working on a new app that actually works. It will allow you to make your own communities to boycott companies that oppose your ideals, and see profiles of products and how they align with your values. Check back in September for a link to the new web tool and Android application. Hate SOPA? 6 things you can do to stop it. Put down those torches and pick up the phone.

Hate SOPA? 6 things you can do to stop it

Updated: Okay, so the Internet won, and Go Daddy has decided to stop supporting SOPA, but that doesn’t mean you should stop yourself from actually taking any one of these steps to speak directly to Congress. Many in the tech community are against the Stop Online Piracy Act, but it’s time for a bit of a reality check on working with Washington D.C. Progress against SOPA. When I did my blog post about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) last week, things looked quite grim.

Progress against SOPA

The fight isn’t over, but there’s been a lot of great developments in the last few days. If you’re not familiar with SOPA (and the PROTECT IP Act in the Senate), here’s a video that covers the basics: This internet censorship under SOPA editorial by Rebecca MacKinnon also describes why SOPA would be really bad for the internet. I also wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who called or wrote their Congressperson to speak out against SOPA and PROTECT IP.

As a result of people speaking up in the last few days, a lot has happened: - Republican Representative Darrell Issa and Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi came out against the bill. . - On the Senate side, Maria Cantwell, Jerry Moran, and Rand Paul all came out against PROTECT IP. - The European Parliament passed (by a large majority) a resolution criticizing SOPA. . - Sandia National Laboratories, a part of the U.S. Take Action. The Internet blacklist legislation—known as PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House—invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation.

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Urge your members of Congress to reject this Internet blacklist campaign in both its forms! Big media and its allies in Congress are billing the Internet blacklist legislation as a new way to battle online infringement. But innovation and free speech advocates know that this initiative will do little to stop infringement online. What it will do is compromise Internet security, inhibit online expression, and slow growth in the technology sector. Read More As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's underlying infrastructure. SOPA - Keep calling. I work on the Hill, and I can tell you for a fact that members are being swayed (or at least influenced) by your calls.

SOPA - Keep calling

I'll answer questions as best I can, but I don't want to get yelled at ;) (or worse) Call your LOCAL representative. This is key. Don't call Tennessee from California, or visa versa. Local local local local local. Call call call call call! Whoismyrepresentative.com. American Censorship Day is this Wednesday — And You Can Join In! Stop SOPA. Thank you We've received over 3000 thoughtful and personal letters telling congress to stop SOPA. We've also received thousands of dollars in donations.

We are suprised by the response and support you've shown. We've decided apply the brakes so we can ensure a high level of service for the cards we've already received. It's going to take us a little time to process and mail all these letters, so please be patient. If you supplied us with your email address you will receive a notification when your card is mailed out. If you haven't had a chance to write congress, please head over to AmericanCensorship.org to take action. Send Congress A Physical Letter In Just A Few Clicks.

We The People Petition for veto. Paul Graham: SOPA Supporting Companies No Longer Allowed At YC Demo Day. At this point quite a few internet companies have protested H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in creative ways.

Paul Graham: SOPA Supporting Companies No Longer Allowed At YC Demo Day

Held by many to be the worst thing to ever happen to the Internet if it passes, SOPA would makes it really easy for copyright holders to force sites offline that they think are offending, among other things. While the judiciary vote has been delayed until next year, the list revealing the companies who support the act was released yesterday, and many startups, such as Reddit, have begun to drill down into boycotts of individual companies like domain provider GoDaddy. The company boycotts have sparked a thread on Hacker News, where user Solipsist posted a link to the list with the comment, “While I understand your sentiments towards SOPA, are you really going to distance yourself from all of these companies?” To which YCombinator founder and investor Paul Graham replied, “Actually that’s exactly what I thought when I saw the list yesterday.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer Domains Out Of GoDaddy. Well-Armed Lambs: The Real Way To Get Congress To Understand SOPA. By Andy Meek On January 16, 2012 Benjamin Franklin is said to have once described democracy as two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

Well-Armed Lambs: The Real Way To Get Congress To Understand SOPA

Liberty, he went on to point out, is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. This one is for my fellow lambs, those of you dismayed over the legislative sausage-making that’s resulted in SOPA, PIPA, and Washington’s willingness to put the entire Internet at risk in the name of defending it against the digital version of a teenager stuffing CDs under his shirt. I won’t attempt a technical rundown of why the now infamous bills pending represent a bridge too far (see here for some useful links). Instead, in an attempt to make sure we all remain well-armed – even as momentum has started to shift in the SOPA soap opera – let me talk briefly about politics, and the men and women who pull the levers of power in this country. Let’s check our naiveté at the door.

And let’s look at the politicians themselves.