Stop SOPA / PIPA protest *today*
Tristan Kromer stashed this in Fixitfixitfixit!
In case you haven't heard, today is the big SOPA / PIPA protest. In SF it's going on here: http://www.hackersandfounders.com/events/48317262/
Ron Conway will be talking as well as Jonathan Nelson, Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive), and Gideon Lett (TechNet.org).
If you can't make it, please tweet your support or black out your site!
Ultimately, we ought to protest with our votes. This is the United States of America. Elect the right folks in the first place. Choose people that care about liberty and aren't bought ought by corporate interests.
I don't want to wait until the next election cycle to make an impact.
Let's face it. We elect some pretty dumb people because we're passive and often ill informed.
Let's let them know they are losing votes today, not wait until we're faced with even more draconian measures.
Thanks Tristan. Sounds like the voices have been heard: SOPA will get watered down, and we'll keep vigilant.
I did write to my Congresswoman and two Senators. The problem is people like Lamar Smith (R- Texas), the chief SOPA sponsor, who I can't vote out because he lives nowhere near me.