18 Jan '12, 7am

Today, we join many other online groups in opposing the latest proposals to censor the online world: #SOPA #PIPA

Today, we join many other online groups in opposing the latest proposals to censor the online world: #SOPA #PIPA

Every few years somebody comes along and tries to break the internet. Sometimes it’s a corporation that thinks it can replace the open network with a more profitable company town. Other times, it’s a government that thinks it must tame the online wilds with new laws. Each time, the internet seems to brush off the assault. The network is, after all, simply an idea — a set of agreements to trade digital signals according to certain rules that over the past two decades produced a new kind of open public sphere, a media commons. That idea has proven highly resilient. But the proposed legislation known as SOPA and PIPA that you may have heard about recently? These laws really would break the internet as we know it. These bills are the latest attempt by Hollywood and the entertainment industry to roll back the clock on digital innovation. SOPA , the Stop Online Piracy Act, is th...

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