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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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Wikipedia To Dump GoDaddy Over SOPA - Slashdot

http://news.slashdot.org

Jimbo Wales says the big W will be leaving GoDaddy hosting because of their support to the absurd SOPA legislation. The change will be done ASAP.

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American Corporate Software Can No Longer Be Trusted For Anything

http://falkvinge.net

The discussions around SOPA have shown a very unfortunate side of United States policymaking — that its policymakers are not the slightest afraid of legislatively ordering American-run corporations to sabotage their customers in order to further United States foreign policy.

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Save the internet and boycott these companies

http://endthelie.com

I encourage everyone to not only boycott these companies but flood them with letters, e-mails and phone calls telling them why exactly you are boycotting them.

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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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SOPA Gets Taiwanese News Animation Treatment

http://www.techdirt.com

Want to know when a bit of news has really hit the mainstream? It's when the Taiwanese company Next Media Animation does a computer generated animation of the story. ... Yup, the battle over SOPA, which they animate by showing Hollywood lobbyists seeking to attack the internet, and showing not only how tech companies teamed up to fight this, but that internet users are pushing back.

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Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation

https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com

As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's domain name system (DNS). The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to redirect or dump users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs.

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