Reddit members drafting 'Free Internet Act', but will it be taken seriously?

Shawn Knight

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Members of the Internet community Reddit are in the process of drafting what is tentatively being called the Free Internet Act (or the Internet Freedom Act). The primary goal of…

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Ranger12

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Nice. Hopefully this will get the attention of the companies that opposed SOPA. They may be able to help get this thing off the ground.
 

TJGeezer

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This is probably worth doing, but it'll all be moot if Europe approves the secretly negotiated ACTA treaty. Then the corporations will be able to unplug any site they want.

There's a petition to the EU Parliament at:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_acta/?aMCMIcb#

Fun to watch the sidebar, where they roll the locations of signers as they come in from all over the world.
 

Mindwraith

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please don't let the general public know that this was started by someone named RoyalWithCheese22.. noone will take it seriously..
 

dedparrot

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Mindwraith said:
please don't let the general public know that this was started by someone named RoyalWithCheese22.. noone will take it seriously..

this is true. and it's a shame how something as trivial as a name can be so off putting to people that they refuse to look at the content. a consequence of an image driven world?
 
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This could be groundbreaking as it could be the way future bills get created "by the people" and pushed to Lawmakers to sign. No earmarks, no crap, just the goods.