Come Join Our Fireside Chat With Rep. Zoe Lofgren To Discuss Internet Regulations: From SOPA To Now… And Looking Forward

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As you’ve probably seen, for the last couple of weeks we’ve been running our Techdirt Greenhouse series of posts looking back on the fight against SOPA from those who were there at the time, including one this morning from from Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who was a key player in Congress stopping SOPA. Tomorrow at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, we’ll be having Rep. Lofgren join us for a “fireside chat” looking back at what happened with SOPA a decade ago, but more importantly looking at what’s happening today with internet regulations and where things are likely to go. If you want to attend live, please register to sign up. Like many of our recent events, we’re using the Remo platform, which has the feeling of an actual in-person event, even while it’s virtual. You’ll be able to talk to other people at your “table” as well as move around to other tables to talk to other attendees as well. During the talk with Lofgren, you’ll be able to submit your own questions as well. So please join us tomorrow…

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Anonymous Coward says:

I’ll pass. It’s pointless. It will always be pointless.

If Longren cared anything about protecting the internet, she would stand up against the bullshit laws already passed like the DMCA and multiple copyright laws adjusted to prevent Fair Use and allowing companies to abuse the laws they wrote.

Remember the hoopla TD gave Wheeler when he chaired the FCC? I was there to remind you all it was pointless. All of it was pointless, because you were attacking the wrong fight.

In comes Pai, and just as I said, everything Wheeler did was instantly undone.

SOPA didn’t fail because people were upset over the potential law. They were upset because Facebook, Google, and several other sites blocked access to their FOMO addiction, and believed if they did call their senators, they’d be granted access.

It was a shit thing to do, frankly. Now look at these companies today. Neither damn one of them gives a shit about their users other than to sell everything about them to the highest bidder.

If Lofgren has any compassion for the public, she should demand multiple laws be redacted, and enforce heavy fines and restrictions on companies who purposely erode the privacy of Americans.

Good luck with that.

The internet is lost. Accept it.

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