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Who’s Supporting SOPA and PIPA?

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Posted on Jan 14, 2012
ProPublica

ProPublica has created an easy-to-use database that lists the congressional supporters and opponents of two bills that threaten Internet freedom under the guise of strengthening copyright protections. Of the current 80 proponents and 29 contesters, where do your representatives stand? —ARK

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Well-funded interests on either side of SOPA and PIPA are lining up support among members of Congress. This database keeps track of where members of Congress stand. Findings are based on two factors: whether a member is a sponsor of the proposed bills, and each member’s voting record on the current bills’ precursors and alternatives

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By rend it, January 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm Link to this comment

Al Franken

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By Austin Hoffman, January 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
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This is just terrible….SOPA is the equivalent of curing a headache with a guillotine. It may stop piracy, but it would shut down our economy and unconstitutionally erode our most basic freedoms in the process.

I just hope that everyone realizes how important this is and does their part to save the internet & our economy! ...here is another good video that explains the consequences of SOPA pretty well:
http://www.peeje.com/peeje-goes-strike-stop-web-censorship-bills-congress-209/

1,000s of more websites have joined the force and went dark today, we need EVERYONES help!!!!

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By IMax, January 18, 2012 at 7:43 am Link to this comment

Forget the topic of this thread and let us all undertake a bit of ‘Free Association’ in stead.

Keep Bradley Manning incarcerated until his trial of espionage and, ‘rendition’ Julian Assange to every country which feels a need to question him and put him on trial.

‘Occupy’ the U.S. Congress and support your local Humane Society!

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By paul tutor, January 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm Link to this comment
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last night i was watching chris hedges on facebook via zeitgeist,and bang it was gone. so i deleted my account with facebook. they have been taken over by the system i am fighting :(

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By gerard, January 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm Link to this comment

Free Bradley Manning.  Free Julian Assange.

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