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'The Free Internet Act' Emerges As Redditors Craft SOPA Alternative

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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Huffington Post article


When two proposed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA looked as if they could become law, social news site Reddit helped organize a large-scale online protest that led lawmakers to table the bills indefinitely. But the activism didn't stop there, and now Redditors are trying to draft legislation of their own.

"The Free Internet Act," as the idea has been tentatively named, intends to preempt any future legislation aiming to limit the scope of the Internet or censor content. Redditors have turned the "r/fia" page into a place to craft something they'd like to someday see become a standard for governing the Internet.


This is pretty awesome idea. Offense is the best defense. Instead of just preventing every new bill internet censors come up with, take the fight to them!
It is also a nice example of direct electronic democracy in action. Still thinking people are too stupid to create laws, that we need politicians and representatives (with the inevitable corruption indirect system brings)?


Version 1.0 of the Act




posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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As long as people think "making posts on the internet" is a valid way to stop government corruption and censorship, the War is already lost.
edit on 23-2-2012 by MrSensible because: SP



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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They can try, but I suspect the Congress will boot it.

Congress doesn't like civilians having a voice.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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The internet is like a form freedom of speech, for that reasons should not be allowed to set up any form

legislation against its access.




 
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