If You're In Silicon Valley, Come Talk With Rep. Jason Chaffetz About How We Prevent Another SOPA

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As many of you remember from the SOPA debates in Congress, one of the loudest voices speaking out against the bill was Rep. Jason Chaffetz. His repeated admonition in the House Judiciary Committee concerning how ridiculous it was to proceed without hearing from actual technical experts -- i.e., "the nerds" -- got plenty of well-deserved attention (including from Jon Stewart, who wryly noted that the nerds in this case meant "experts"). Rep. Chaffetz will be coming to Silicon Valley on Thursday, May 24th, for a roundtable lunch discussion, put on by the Congressional Internet Caucus, as a part of their excellent 2012 State of the Net West Townhall Series. These free events have been a great way to interact with policy makers, so if you're in Silicon Valley, I highly recommend signing up and stopping by. I'll be there, and as with all of the Congressional Internet Caucus events, I expect plenty of other interesting attendees, and expect a useful and lively discussion with Rep. Chaffetz about how we prevent another SOPA situation, as well as various other issues impacting innovation and technology.

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    Pwdrskir (profile), 21 May 2012 @ 5:22pm

    Bill for the Users

    Why isn't there a push for a bill that would guard against the likes of SOPA? A Firewall Bill that promotes the anti-SOPA sentiment.

    Rep. Chaffetz sounds like the kind of guy that would a least get the bill some press, that's all it took for SOPA to get pulled.

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