Rep. Lofgren Looks To Reddit To Help Crowdsource Anti-SOPA
from the not-sure-that-will-work dept
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who has been one of the few leaders in Congress when it comes to pushing for real copyright reform and pushing back against the bad proposals of Hollywood, is apparently looking to use Reddit to crowdsource a new bill concerning internet freedom. Earlier this year, we noted that Lofgren had introduced two good bills — one on ECPA reform (pushing for more privacy for your communications) and one called the Global Internet Freedom Act to create a task force designed to ensure internet freedom. It will be interesting to see how well this works.
Of course, post-SOPA, some on Reddit sought to crowdsource a bill on internet freedom themselves, and the process went a bit off the rails. I don’t know that crowdsourcing is the best way to create a bill. I could see how it would be very handy in critiquing and improving an existing bill — or maybe just generating ideas for a bill — but if it’s just starting from scratch, quality control could be an issue. Either way, this seems like an interesting experiment that will be worth watching.