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20Jan/120

FANTASTIC!!!!!

Fight for the Future PRESS RELEASE 1/20/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT

Fight for the Future

Tiffiniy Cheng
Holmes Wilson
press@fightforthefuture.org
(614) 465-6371
(508) 474-5248

January 20, 2012

Fight for the Future, which ran the largest organizing sites for the recent SOPA protests (sopastrike.com and americancensorship.org), applauds the announcement that the Senate and House have postponed action on the proposed web censorship bills.

“We sent the MPAA back to the drawing board,” said Fight for the Future Co-founder Holmes Wilson, “But any law that lets the copyright lobby block our websites, censor our search results, or cut off our Paypal accounts--without even going through a judge--will be soundly defeated.”

“This was the largest online protest in history,” said Fight for the Future Co-founder Tiffiniy Cheng, “The MPAA was trying to quietly force this bill through Congress, but when internet users started paying attention, real democracy happened.  This is a watershed moment in the fight against lobbyists’ influence on politics.”

“The MPAA could have proposed a law to address copyright infringement,” said Holmes Wilson, “Instead, they proposed giving rightsholders veto power over online innovation and free expression.  At that point, it was just a matter of getting the public involved.”

A timeline of the SOPA protests: http://sopastrike.com/timeline

Statistics from the January 18 protest: http://sopastrike.com/numbers

Statistics from the November 16 protest: http://americancensorship.org/infographic2.html

http://fightforthefuture.org

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19Jan/120

SOPA/PIPA Strike Sways Congress…

From 2600:

18 Jan: Congressional #SOPA supporters 80, opponents 31. 19 Jan: supporters 65, opponents 101. We are witnessing evolution.

And it looks like more are coming over!!!

Check out Propublica:

Where Do Your Members of Congress Stand on SOPA and PIPA?

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17Jan/120

Google to Join Fight Against SOPA! You can TOO!!!

On January 18th, 2012 the internet is going on strike to stop the web censorship bills in Congress! Now is our moment— we need you to do everything you can, whether you have a website or not.

JOIN THE STRIKE

If you don't have a site contact your representative!!!

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