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Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd (MPAA CEO)

http://esr.ibiblio.org

ESR writes about the perception of technologists on MPAA backed legislation such as SOPA/PIPA/ACTA. He tries to make it as clear as possible technologists will not have it. The internet and our computers will remain uncensored.

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The Internet Spoke and, Finally, Congress Listened!

https://www.eff.org

This is great news, and it is a direct result of this week's mass protests. Together, we reminded the U.S. Congress who it works for. EFF alone helped users send more than 1,000,000 emails to Congress, and countless more came from other organizations.

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Father of the web says US copyright law violates human rights

http://www.smh.com.au

Tim Berners-Lee says US government plan to censor the internet violates human rights.

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Wikipedia to go dark on 18 January

http://www.h-online.com

In what it calls "an unprecedented decision" by the community, the non-profit organisation confirmed that it will blackout the English version of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia for 24 hours on Wednesday 18 January 2012 from 05:00 GMT.

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How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

https://www.eff.org

Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now.

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US Can Extradite UK Student For Copyright Infringement

http://www.techdirt.com

UK student to be extradited to the lawless madhouse of Soviet America for doing what is perfectly legal in Britain. How safe is anyone from the profit-crazed moguls of Hollywood?

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An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress

https://www.eff.org

Today, a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate respectively.

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