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Yesterday we did a historic thing. We generated 87,834 phone calls to U.S. Representatives in a concerted effort to protect the Internet. Extraordinary. There’s no doubt that we’ve been heard.

So just to keep you updated: The well-intentioned, but immensely flawed “Stop Online Piracy Act” is still in the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was yesterday and now members will debate and bring amendments to the bill. The Committee will reconvene in a few weeks — the date has yet to be scheduled. Nothing has been brought to a final vote. Everything is still very much in play. We’ll keep you posted on what’s going on and what you can do to help. But for now, we want to thank you.

One encouraging thing we heard yesterday:

I don’t believe this bill has any chance on the House floor. I think it’s way too extreme, it infringes on too many areas that our leadership will know is simply too dangerous to do in its current form.

— Representative Darrell Issa

We also want to express our tremendous gratitude to our friends at Mobile Commons who, on 30 minutes notice, hooked us up with their amazing platform (and provided their expertise) to automatically connect callers with their Representatives.


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  • Summary and bill text of SOPA - H.R. 3261: link
  • Summary and bill text of PIPA - S.968: link
  • Congressmen who support SOPA and how much money in donations they received to support it: link


  • Companies that support SOPA - link
  • Companies that oppose SOPA & PIPA - link
  • Video: What is PIPA and how will it affect you? link
  • SOPA 101: An Infographic - link
  • Tech Law & Policy: House takes Senate’s bad Internet censorship bill, tries making it worse - Analysis of SOPA & PIPA - link
  • First Amendment Legal Analysis and Implications of SOPA - link
  • Stanford Law Professors React to SOPA and PIPA - link
  • Infographic: What SOPA Means for Business and Innovation - link
  • FAQ: How SOPA Would Affect You - link


  • Take Action Checklist to Stop Censorship - link
  • Join @YourAnonNews and @AnonymousIRC and pledge not to tweet between 8AM-8PM EST (1300-0100 UTC) on 18 January [check your local timezone here - Use hashtags #SOPAblackout and #J18
  • Add the following banners to your Twitter pic: “CENSORED” - link | “STOP SOPA” - link
  • How to contact Facebook and Google to support the January 18 SOPA blackout - link
  • Contact your local Representative with info and a widget to find them by EFF and Wired for Change - link
  • Plugin for WordPress to protest with a blackout: link
  • Click “attend” on the FaceBook event page - link
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