Your Help is Needed to
    Protect Internet Freedom!

    What you can do:

  1. Read short summary of the problem by Dan York:
    US Congress, Protect IP, SOPA, and the War for the Open Internet
  2. Learn the Internet Society’s Position on DNS Filtering:
    Filtering is not a solution - the real solution is international cooperation
  3. Wikipedia views these bills as indicators of a broader problem.
    Read why Wikipedia blacked out on Wednesday, January 18th.
  4. See what I wrote to my Senator and my Congressman:
    “An open and free internet is vital, and it must remain so.”
  5. Senators, Congressmen and the President may decide soon.
    Please tell your Senator and Representative what you think.
  6. Help spread the word by posting this web page on Facebook.
  7. This is some of the latest information:
    - Recent news, opinions and analysis
    - Recent online videos
  8. Here is much more information, organized by topic:
    - Links at GovTrack.us
    - Descriptions at Wikipedia
    - Information at the U.S. Senate, House and Whitehouse
    - General reactions to Protect IP and SOPA
    - Short online videos
    - Technical White Paper and Technical Discussion
    - OPEN -- Better than Protect IP and SOPA?
    - My letters to Congress

Links at GovTrack.us

S. 968: Protect IP Act (PIPA)
Provides links to bill’s text, committee assignments, CBO cost estimate
and present status, plus related bills.

H.R. 3261: Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
Provides links to bill’s text, committee assignments and present status,
plus related bills.

S. 2029: Online Protection and Enforcement Act (OPEN)
Provides links to bill’s text, committee assignments and present status,
plus related bills.

H.R. 3782: Online Protection and Enforcement Act (OPEN)
Provides committee assignments and present status,
plus related bills.

Descriptions at Wikipedia

Senate - Protect IP Act, S. 968(PIPA)
“Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity
and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011”

House - Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261(SOPA)
“To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship,
and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property,
and for other purposes.”

Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act(OPEN)
Senate version is S. 2029, House version is H.R. 3782
“To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to address unfair trade
practices relating to infringement of copyrights and trademarks
by certain Internet sites, and for other purposes.”

Information at the U.S. Senate, House and Whitehouse

S. 968 -- PROTECT IP Act of 2011
Version reported in the Senate, May 26, 2011

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) H.R. 3261
Version introduced in the House of Representatives, October 26, 2011

H.R. 3261 Press Release
U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, October 26, 2011

H.R. 3261, Stop Online Piracy Act Summary
U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, October 26, 2011

Statements and letters of support
U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee (as received)

House Judicial Committee Hearing on “Stop Online Privacy Act”
with Chairman's statement and testimony of six invited witnesses.
A video of the hearing and links to written statements are posted.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. EST

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3261
(a.k.a. Managers' Amendment) by Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman
December 12, 2011

Smith: Critics Continue to Spread Lies about SOPA
Press Release, December 14, 2011

House Judiciary Committee Markup of “Stop Online Privacy Act”
Includes videos of the two days of the hearing and links to each of
the proposed Amendments and Roll Call Votes
Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, 2011

S. 2029 -- OPEN Act
Version introduced in the Senate, December 17, 2011

Comments on Internet Service Providers and the Protect IP Act
by Sen. Patrick Leahy, January 12, 2012

Combating Online Piracy while Protecting an Open and Innovative Internet
Official White House Response to online petitions
by Victoria Espinel, Aneesh Chopra, and Howard Schmidt,
January 14, 2012

Government Mandated DNS Blocking and Search Takedowns,
Will It End the Internet as We Know It?

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST, Wednesday, January 18, 2012
[The hearing will be streamed live at Oversight.House.gov]
Note: Hearing postponed by Darrell Issa, Committee Chairman

H.R. 3782 -- OPEN Act
Version introduced in the House of Representatives, January 18, 2012

General reactions to Protect IP and SOPA

Policing the Internet
Editorial, Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2011

Internet Engineers' Letter in Opposition To DNS Filtering Legislation
by Steve Crocker, et al., October 12, 2011
[Sent two weeks before SOPA was introduced.  For technical details,
please see the authors' white paper sent to Congress May 25, 2011.]

Protecting intellectual property is good; Mandatory DNS filtering is bad
by Paul Vixie, Internet Systems Consortium, October 12, 2011

Technology: A bipartisan attempt to regulate the Internet?
by Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2011

Looks like Congress has declared war on the internet
by Mathew Ingram, GigaOM, October 27, 2011

Listen to the Job Creators: Oppose PIPA and SOPA
by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO,
Consumer Electronics Association, October 31, 2011

U.S. government also a villain in piracy act story
by Molly Wood, CNET, October 31, 2011

SOPA: Hollywood's latest effort to turn back time
by Larry Downes, CNET, November 1, 2011

Online Copyright Law Backdoor to Shutting Down Sites?
by Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas, November 4, 2011

Three Libertarians Raise Concerns about the Stop Online Piracy Act
by Timothy B. Lee, Cato Institute, November 7, 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act:
Big Contentís full-on assault against the Safe Harbor

by Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, November 7, 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act:
A Blacklist by Any Other Name Is Still a Blacklist

by Trevor Timm, Electronic Frontier Foundation, November 8, 2011

Copyright bills won't kill the Internet
by Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO,
Recording Industry Association of America, November 8, 2011

Growing Chorus of Opposition to “Stop Online Piracy Act”
by Center for Democracy and Technology, November 8, 2011

Re: Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261
by Brandon Butler, Library Copyright Alliance, November 8, 2011

Letter by Reps Zoe Lofgren and Darrell Issa against SOPA
by Carl Franzen November 8, 2011

Stop Online Piracy Act: The Details
by Ronald R. Urbach, Richard S. Eisert and Gary Kibel, November 14, 2011

VP Joe Biden on Internet Freedom
“Biden's words show that SOPA is anti-American and a bad idea.”
by Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com, November 15, 2011
Click the next link for Biden's full speech on November 1.

How SOPA Threatens Net Neutrality
by Donny Shaw, Open Congress, November 15, 2011

The Copy Culture Survey: Infringement and Enforcement in the US
by Joe Karaganis, American Assembly, November 15, 2011

Lawmakers seek alternative to Stop Online Piracy Act
“They complain sponsors are railroading it through Congress.”
by Grant Gross, IDG News Service, November 15, 2011

Letter by Rep. Anna G. Eschoo and others re. SOPA
November 15, 2011

Google, Facebook, Zynga oppose new SOPA copyright bill
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 15, 2011

Google's Letter to Congress re. SOPA and Protect IP bills
signed by Google, Facebook and others, November 15, 2011

Letter advising of legal pitfalls in the SOPA and Protect IP bills
by Mark A. Lemley, David S. Levine and David Post,
Professors of Law, November 15, 2011, with attached
critique of the similar Senate “Protect IP” bill signed by
110 U.S. Law School Professors in 31 States, July 15, 2011

Why I Oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act
by Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law
November 15, 2011

Stop the Great Firewall of America
by Rebecca MacKinnon, NY Times Op Ed, November 15, 2011

Stop Censorship: The Problems With SOPA
by Julie Ahrens, Fair Use Project, November 16, 2011

Mozilla calls for action against internet censorship legislation
by Mozilla.org, November 16, 2011

Google, Facebook warn against new US piracy legislation
BBC News, November 16, 2011

Reports and Prepared Testimony From SOPA (Stop Online Privacy)
House Judiciary Committee Hearing and Additional Resources

[This site is more inclusive than the House's web site.]
by Gary D. Price, INFOdocket, November 16, 2011

Issa: Congress using Google as “piñata”
by Gautham Nagesh, The Hill, November 16, 2011

Internet Community Shut Out of Stop Online Piracy Act Hearing - Again
by Rainey Reitman, Electronic Front Foundation, October 16, 2011

Hearing analysis: SOPA, politicians run into Internet buzz saw
by Larry Dignan, ZDNet, November 16, 2011

Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act
by Jesper Andersen, Contributor, Forbes Magazine,
November 16, 2011

How SOPA would affect you: FAQ
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 21, 2011

SOPA's most aggressive defender: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 30, 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Class War in Cyberspace
by Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research,
December 5, 2011

SOPA violates the First Amendment
by Laurence H. Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law,
Harvard University, December 6, 2011

What's Wrong with SOPA?
Panel Discussion, Stanford Law School
December 7, 2011

The Internetís Intolerable Acts
by James Losey and Sascha Meinrath, Slate,
December 8, 2011

Letter to Congress re. PROTECT IP (S.968) and SOPA (H.R.3261)
by Marvin Ammori, Stanford Law School, December 8, 2011

SOPA foes marshal opposition before House panel vote
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, December 12, 2011

Internet piracy bill: A free speech “kill switch”
by Bill Wilson, Americans for Limited Government,
December 12, 2011

Overkill on Internet piracy
by Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, December 12, 2011

DNS blocking or filtering by ISPs in order to protect
the interests of copyright holders

by The Internet Society, December 12, 2011

Debate over Web piracy act goes viral
by Sheri Qualters, The National Law Journal,
December 12, 2011

House Panel to Move Forward on Stop Online Piracy Act
by Grant Gross, IDG News, December 12, 2011

Lamar Smith proposes ... just a few changes
by Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com, December 12, 2011

Analysis: New version of SOPA as controversial as ever
by Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter, December 13, 2011

SOPA Managerís Amendment:
Itís still a Blacklist and it's still a disaster

by Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director,
Electronic Frontier Foundation, December 13, 2011

A List of SOPA-Supporting Companies
by Chris Richardson, WebPro News, December 13, 2011

Rep. Jared Polis, Web entrepreneur, on SOPA (Q and A)
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, December 13, 2011

Dodd on Piracy: Hollywood, Silicon Valley Are in This Together
by John Eggerton, Multichannel News, December 13, 2011

Chris Dodd's Defense of SOPA Makes Him Sound Like a Despot
by Adam Clark Estes, The Atlantic Wire, December 14, 2011

Writers Guild Realizing That SOPA Goes Too Far
by Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com, December 14, 2011

Silicon Valley execs blast SOPA in open letter
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, December 14, 2011

Online piracy laws must preserve Web freedom
by Ivan Sigal and Rebecca MacKinnon, Global Voices Online,
December 14, 2011

How SOPA Will Hurt the Free Web and Wikipedia
by Geoff Brigham, General Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
December 14, 2011

SOPA Markup this Thursday: What you can do to prevent
censorship everywhere
“Intellectual Property Brief”
by Ali Sternburg, Washington College of Law,
American University, December 14, 2011

Letter to the Honorable Lamar Smith regarding SOPA
by Vint Cert, Google Vice President, December 14, 2011

An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress
December 15, 2011

An Analysis of SOPA Section 105 as amended
by Nick Bramble, Yale University, December 15, 2011

We must defeat SOPA: Tech at Night Special
by Neil Stevens, Red State, December 15, 2011

How SOPA 2.0 sneaks in a really dangerous private ability to
kill any website

by Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com, December 16, 2011

SOPA denounced by Internet founders, CEOs in letter
by Rick Burgess, Tech Spot, December 16, 2011

Markup over House piracy bill adjourns after marathon debate
by Gautham Nagesh, The Hill, December 16, 2011

Stop Online Piracy Act Vote Delayed
by David Kravets, Wired, December 16, 2011

If you hate Big Government, fight SOPA
by Doc Searles, Berkman Center for Internet and Society,
Harvard University, December 18, 2011

Don't break the internet
by Mark Lemley, David S. Levine, and David G. Post
Stanford Law Review Online, December 19, 2011

Firefox add-on “DeSopa” would circumvent SOPA blacklisting
by DJ Pangburn, Death and Taxes, December 20, 2011

Congress to tackle online piracy this month
by Mike Snider, USA Today, January 1, 2012

Internet Censorship Bill Coming Up in Senate in Three Weeks
by David Dayen, Firedoglake News, January 4, 2012

Report: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation
by Ben Dimiero, Media Matters, January 5, 2012

What journalists need to know about SOPA
by Tracie Powell, Poynter, January 5, 2012

SOPA Opera - The who and why of the Congressional debate
by Dan Nguyen, ProPublica, January 5, 2012

What does Bob Goodlatte have against the Internet?
by Karen Kwiatkowski, Augusta Free Press, January 6, 2012

Here comes the National Internet“It's happening
in Iran and the U.S. is only a few steps behind.”

by John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine, January 6, 2012

Where Has The Mainstream Media Been On Coverage Of SOPA?
by Josh Feldman, Mediaite, January 8th, 2012

Rick Santorum on SOPA: “There are limits to freedom on the Internet”
by Josh Feldman, Mediaite, January 8th, 2012

SOPA Critics to address Congress in Hearing, January 18th
by Andy Greenberg, Forbes, January 9, 2012

Online Piracy Bills Rely on Ignorance and Fiction,
Not Facts, Understanding and Reality

by Ed Black, Forbes, January 10, 2012

Lockdown - The coming war on general-purpose computing
from a talk at the 2011 Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin
by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing, January 10, 2012

Organized Hypocrisy:  Major networks support SOPA
But avoid primetime coverage

by DJ Pangburn, Death and Taxes, January 10, 2012

SOPA lining up to poison identity federations, expert says
by John Fontana, Ping Identity, January 11, 2012

Reddit prepares for anti-SOPA blackout, others may follow
by Rick Burgess, TechSpot, January 11, 2012

Protect Internet Freedom: Open Letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein
by the Raging Grannies Action League, January 11, 2012

If Facebook Won't Stop SOPA, We Can Do It For Them
by Paul Tassi, Forbes, January 12, 2012

Nuke the Net: How to engage the Mainstream on the dangers of SOPA
by Alex Fitzpatrick, Mashable, January 12, 2012

Sen. Leahy preparing amendment to Protect IP bill
by Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post, January 12, 2012

Internet blacklist power to be stripped from Protect IP bill
by Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, January 12, 2012

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Protect IP co-author, has second thoughts
by DJ Pangburn, Death and Taxes, January 13, 2012

Protect IP sponsors back off, ask Sen. Reid not to hold vote on bill
by Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com, January 13, 2012

Rep. Smith waters down SOPA, DNS redirects are out
by David Kravets, Wired, January 13, 2012

Tim OíReilly: Why Iím fighting SOPA
by Colleen Taylor, GigaOM, January 13, 2012

SOPA TV coverage no match for Kim Kardashian and Tim Tebow
by Ben Dimiero, Media Matters, January 13, 2012

Wikipedia Anti-SOPA Blackout
Open Letter to English-language Wikipedia Readers and Community
from Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director,
January 16, 2012

Wikipedia and YouTube battle Hollywood in SOPA showdown
by Ryan Brooks, NewsHour Extra, PBS, January 17, 2012

Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests
by Leo Kelion, Technology reporter, BBC News, January 18, 2012

End Piracy, Not Liberty:  More about SOPA and PIPA
Google's position on the bills, January 18, 2012

I support copyright laws but I oppose SOPA
by Christie Bower, Faith Adventures, January 18, 2012

SOPA, Internet regulation, and the economics of piracy
by Julian Sanchez, CATO Institute, January 18, 2012

Consumerization, SOPA and the RIAA
by Ken Hess, ZDNet, January 18, 2012

The big hammer of SOPA, PIPA will only crush Internet freedom
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun Times, updated January 19, 2012

Were SOPA/PIPA Protests a Success? The Results Are In
by Ian Paul, PCWorld, January 19, 2012

“We're not done yet”, says Wikipedia
by Dave Lee, Technology reporter, BBC News, January 19, 2012

SOPA and PIPA bills postponed in US Congress
BBC News, January 20, 2012

With SOPA and PIPA on hold, what next?
by Don Reisinger, CNET, January 20, 2012

Anti-piracy efforts divide web users
BBC News, January 20, 2012

Protect IP, SOPA supporters vow not to give up fight
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, January 20, 2012

MPAA Chief Threatens Obama, Congress for SOPA Rejection
by Jason Mick, Daily Tech, January 22, 2012

PIPA/SOPA is a Congressional Wake-Up Call
by Sen. Ron Wyden, posted at Wired.com, January 24, 2012

Enough, Already:  The SOPA debate ignores how much
copyright protection we already have

by Margot Kaminski, Yale Law School, February 8, 2012

Short online videos

Protect IP Act and SOPA break The Internet
by FightForTheFuture.org  [4:20]

VP Joe Biden on Internet Freedom
Created from VP Biden's address on November 1, 2011
Go go next link for the full speech.  [2:28]

VP Joe Biden's remarks, London Conference on Cyberspace
The full, un-edited speech, November 1, 2011  [15:49]

Rep. Darrell Issa (R, CA) at House Judiciary Committee Hearing
“Let's use the ITC.”  November 16, 2011  [6:41]

Online Piracy Debate
Declan McCullagh of CNET on how online piracy bills may affect the internet.
CNN Skype interview, "The Situation Room", November 18, 2011  [03:48]

How effective is the DOJ's crackdown on counterfeit goods dealers?
Gwen Ifill interviews Steve Tepp and Larry Downes on
“The PBS News Hour”, November 29, 2011  [9:14]

Stephen Colbert defends SOPA (sort of) on
“The Colbert Report”, Comedy Central, December 1, 2011  [2:25]

SOPA debated on the Colbert Report
Music manager Danny Goldberg defends Internet piracy laws.
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain doesn't want Justin
Bieber to go to jail for copyright infringement.
Comedy Central, December 1, 2011   [4:42]

Remarks by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R, UT) at SOPA mark-up
“Internet surgery withou surgeons?”  December 16, 2011  [1:27]

Jared Friedman explains Scribd’s opposition to SOPA
Interview by Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West”,
Bloomberg Television, December 23, 2011  [6:04]

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian explains why he opposes SOPA
Interview on “In Business” by Margaret Brennan,
Bloomberg Television, January 4, 2012  [6:17]

Christopher Dodd, MPAA, explains why he supports SOPA
Interview on “Bloomberg West” by Emily Chang,
Bloomberg Television, January 4, 2012  [6:40]

Union Square's Brad Burnham explains why he opposes SOPA
Interview on “Money Moves” by Deirdre Bolton,
Bloomberg Television, January 12, 2012  [10:47]

The First Day of SOPA(satire)
How the average American will react if SOPA passes. . .
by Mark Tsyrouk, January 14, 2012  [2:42]

Debating SOPAon “UP” with Chris Hayes, MSNBC
Hayes describes the challenge, with NBC Universal VP
Richard Cotton debating Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D, PA) and Bob Herbert, NY Times are
also present.   January 15, 2012   [18:43]

A World Without Wikipedia
Ray Suarez discusses the internet blackout and SOPA/PIPA with
Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger.com, who opposes the legislation,
and NBC Universal's Rick Cotton, who supports the legislation.
On “The PBS News Hour”, January 17, 2012  [8:44]

Wikipedia co-founder defends 24-hour shut down
and Michael O'Leary, MPAA, defends the pending bills

On “BBC News”, January 17, 2012   [5:04]

SOPA Blackout has started
Erin Burnett interviews Wikipedia co-founder, Jimmy Wales,
On “Out Front”, CNN, January 17, 2012  [4:58]

SOPA/PIPA protests in San Francisco and New York
by Kara Tsuboi, CNET TV, January 18, 2012  [1:37]

New Yorkers demonstrate against SOPA and PIPA
CNET TV, January 18, 2012  [1:29]

Jon Stewart talks about SOPA(satire)
KO Computer Episode #17046, on “The Daily Show”,
Comedy Central, January 19, 2012   [7:09]

Nick Thompson says “SOPA not gone for good”
Interview on “Bloomberg West” by Emily Chang,
Bloomberg Television, January 20, 2012 [4:32]

Technical White Paper and Technical Discussion

Security and Other Technical Concerns Raised by the
DNS Filtering Requirements in the Protect IP Bill

by Steve Crocker, David Dagon, Dan Kaminsky,
Danny McPherson and Paul Vixie, May 25, 2011

On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
by Paul Vixie, Internet Systems Consortium,
March 18, 2011

DNS Filtering is Essential to the Internet
by George Ou, High Tech Forum, June 24, 2011

We're confident tech community can help us solve
the challenge of rogue sites

by Paul Brigner, RIAA, July 14, 2011

Who do you trust?
by Mike Masnick, TechDirt.com, July 18, 2011

New flap over SOPA copyright bill: Anti-Web security?
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 16, 2011

Sandia Labs: SOPA will “negatively impact” U.S. cybersecurity
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 17, 2011

OpenDNS: SOPA will be “extremely disruptive” to the Internet
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 17, 2011

SOPA's latest threat: IP blocking, privacy-busting packet inspection
by Declan McCullagh, CNET, November 18, 2011

My DNS Filtering Research before House SOPA Panel
by George Ou, High Tech Forum, December 16, 2011

SOPA Hearing DNS Filtering Discussion
by Richard Bennett, High Tech Forum, December 16, 2011

Discussion Thread: Does DNS Filtering Break the Internet?
by Richard Bennett, High Tech Forum, December 22, 2011

MAFIAAFire Redirector- a site-blocking work-around
described on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DeSopa 1.4- a more recent site-blocking work-around
by Tamer Rizk, Mozilla, December 24, 2011

The coming war on general computation
“The copyright war was just the beginning”
presented by Cory Doctorow at “28C3” [video: 54:35],
The 28th Chaos Communication Congress:
“Behind Enemy Lines”, December 27, 2011

The coming war on general computation
“The copyright war was just the beginning”
presented by Cory Doctorow at “28C3”,
transcription by Joshua Wise, January 1, 2012

DNS Policy is Hop by Hop; DNS Security is End to End
by Paul Vixie, Internet Systems Consortium, January 2, 2012

Breaking the DNS: Another look at how SOPA could be destructive
by Dyn, in CircleID, January 5, 2012

Comcast kills DNS rerouting to protect DNSSEC,
while it continues to push for SOPA's DNS blocking

by T.C. Sottek, The Verge, January 11, 2012

Refusing REFUSED
by Paul Vixie, Internet Systems Consortium,
January 11, 2012

OPEN -- Better than Protect IP and SOPA?

A bipartisan alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act
by Los Angeles Times Staff, December 1, 2011
Click next link for the draft framework for discussion:

Fighting the Unauthorized Trade of Digital Goods While
Protecting Internet Security, Commerce and Speech

by U.S. Senators Cantwell, Moran, Warner and Wyden and
U.S. Representatives Chaffetz, Campbell, Doggett, Eshoo,
Issa, Lofgren and Polis, December 1, 2011

Lawmakers Introduce Online Piracy Legislation to Rival SOPA
by Dan Rivoli, International Business Times, December 8, 2011

Lawmakers release draft alternative to Stop Online Piracy Act
by Grant Gross, IDG News Service, December 8, 2011

OPEN: Online Protection and ENforcement of Digital Trade Act
Draft text of alternative to SOPA, December 8, 2011

Lawmakers unveil sensible alternative to SOPA
by Larry Downes, CNET, December 8, 2011

Legislators offer compromise in piracy debate,
Rejected by SOPA supporters

Open Globe, December 11, 2011

Can Sen. Wyden Change the Piracy Debate?
Interview by Katy Bachman, Ad Week, December 12, 2011

The OPEN Act:  Significantly flawed, but more
salvageable than SOPA/PROTECT-IP

by Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law
December 12, 2011

Fighting SOPA With a Discussion of the OPEN Piracy Policy
by Craig Blaha, Technorati, December 12, 2011

New bill counters SOPA, PIPA overkill
by Brian Proffitt, IT World, January 09, 2012

“OPEN” bill ready to take on SOPA in Congress
OPEN “takes a more-targeted approach to
combating piracy and protects free speech.”
by Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch, January 18, 2012

SOPA, PIPA stalled: Meet the OPEN Act
by Christina DesMarais, PC World, January 21, 2012

My Letters to Congress

Letter to Senator re. the “Protect-IP Act”
June 9, 2011

Letter to Congressman re. the “Stop Online Piracy Act”
November 12, 2011

Thank you for giving your time to protect internet freedom!

Jim Popenoe
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