The Next Techdirt Greenhouse And Event: Remembering The SOPA Fight
from the one-decade-later dept
Next week is the ten year anniversary of the famed “Internet Blackout Day” in which internet users, together with activists, and some internet companies, spoke up together and told Congress that passing the Stop Online Piracy Act (and the Senate Companion, the Protect IP Act), would do tremendous damage to the internet. Lots of organizations are hosting events and doing other things to commemorate that momentous occasion — but also trying to channel that spirit towards building a better internet.
And that includes us at Techdirt. We’re going to be running a new Techdirt Greenhouse series with reflections from a bunch of people who were involved in the original fight, both looking back at what happened ten years ago, but also what’s happened in the intervening decade, and what it means for the internet, for activism, for tech policy, and for users of the internet going forward.
On top of that, we’re going to be hosting a live (virtual) event on January 26th at 1pm PT, with a fireside chat between myself, and one of the main heroes of the stop SOPA movement: Rep. Zoe Lofgren. The event will also include breakout discussions and a chance to network and connect with others interested in tech policy and the future of the internet. Register now to join the event!