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A Fleeting Victory of Derailing SOPA?

I posted late last week that those in favor of a #FreeInternet cannot rest, thinking that the seemingly-difficult time that the House of Representatives had with marking up #SOPA was a positive sign.

Instead, I suggested that "Although it is heartening to see that there has been enough of an uproar to cause the markup process to get extended and the bill's purpose questioned, it is too early to celebrate. " Well, the House is reconvening this week -- a week that traditionally they take off for the holidays -- to see if they can ram through this insane legislation.

We need to keep on top of our game. Come Monday, it is once again time to call your elected officials and tell them to stop the insanity.

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What to learn more about #SOPA and #PIPA? I've put together this G+ resource page:
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not even that. they are reorganizing and they'll keep on trying.
+Cheta Manuel Yep. I agree. They'll keep trying to push one version or another of SOPA through. This will not end anytime soon.
I just reread my short article, The HyperWeb: it’s All About Connections (, and realized that the last section of the article is eerily prescient. I guess I presaged something like #SOPA and #PIPA when I stated that:

It’s possible that for political, societal, or economic reasons–or some combination thereof–that the HyperWeb’s evolution may be curtailed. For instance, due to myopic business leaders, scared political leaders, or an uneducated, apathetic citizenry, humanity’s journey on the HyperWeb may not progress past Web 2.0 or Web 3.0.

Damn! The thought of this scares me.
Well, since you are in the field for such a long time some things are more obvious to you than to others. But yes, those words sound more gravely now than then. The perspective of this isn't really comforting.

Nice article by the way. Knowing how the almost free web felt like, a SOPA-Web would kinda keep me away from US websites. Of course, if they are protected by the law abuses (which in fact already happen far to often) would be considered 100% legitimate.

Also, I failed to see how Web 3.0 would be like, until I read your article. Focusing on connectivity and not on technology makes Web 4-5-6 fairly feasible. I still have a lot to learn about even Web 2, but hope we'll still have this clunky (but much loved) web we all are used with :D
As I posted this past Sunday, the proponents of #SOPA are planning to take advantage of the reduced presence of their colleagues during the holiday break and try to pass this legislation while few are looking.

If you have not contacted your representative, do so today as the vote may occur as soon as tomorrow.
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