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Today is Internet Freedom Day

Remember the Stop Online Privacy and Protect IP Acts, better known as SOPA/PIPA? It was a year ago that thousands of websites like Wikipedia, Reddit, and Boing Boing went dark to demonstrate what could happen were the acts to pass.

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Reddit Creates The Freedom Of Internet Act

The users of Reddit are more than just Internet warriors who fought bravely against SOPA and PIPA with the legendary Net blackout of January. They are also amateur legislators which they have proven by writing a law of their own.

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Law professor weighs in on SOPA

Technology companies and consumers have been lobbying against online piracy for weeks. However, it wasn't brought to the majority of American's attention until Wikipedia announced its 24-hour blackout on Jan. 18, just days before SOPA and PIPA were set to be debated in Senate.

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SOPA and PIPA postponed indefinitely after protests

When the entire Internet gets angry, Congress takes notice. Both the House and the Senate on Friday backed away from a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills, tossing them into limbo and throwing doubt on their future viability.

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Brett Greene: SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

The Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.

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