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“On behalf of big media companies, elected leaders almost passed SOPA & PIPA, bills that would have censored the web and destroyed some of the best sites online.

Why did so many politicians side with media companies instead of voters? It’s simple: they thought they could get away with it. Only 41% of Americans voted in the 2010 elections. And turnout for Americans under 30–who overwhelmingly knew about SOPA and opposed it–was just 20.4%.

But this year we can change that, forever. Why? Because the Internet gives us a perfect platform to register and mobilize new voters, and we’re building the tools to make it happen.”


UPDATE April 24th, 2012: It’s up for a vote this week, please make sure you’ve shared your opinions with your local congressman. Go here if you don’t know who that is.

SOPA and PIPA failed, so Congress is at it again with CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act H.R. 3523)

“Over 100 Members of Congress are backing a bill (CISPA) that would give private companies and the US government the right to spy on any of us at any time for as long as they want without a warrant”

If you care about such things, sign this petition (and for good measure you should probably sign this one at too).

Links: EFF’s Stop Cyber Spying Week | EFF’s Yes, CISPA Could Allow Companies to Filter or Block Internet Traffic | H.R. 3523 | Track the progress of H.R. 3523 | TechDirt’s CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here’s Why | SOPAtrack’s Congress: Voting with the Money

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