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Yesterday we did a historic thing. We generated

87,834

phone calls to U.S. Representatives in a concerted effort to protect the Internet. Extraordinary. There's no doubt that we've been heard.

    So just to keep you updated: The well-intentioned, but immensely flawed "Stop Online Piracy Act" is still in the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was yesterday and now members will debate and bring amendments to the bill. The Committee will reconvene in a few weeks — the date has yet to be scheduled. Nothing has been brought to a final vote. Everything is still very much in play. We'll keep you posted on what's going on and what you can do to help. But for now, we want to thank you.

    One encouraging thing we heard yesterday:

        I don't believe this bill has any chance on the House floor. I think it's way too extreme, it infringes on too many areas that our leadership will know is simply too dangerous to do in its current form.

    — Representative Darrell Issa

    We also want to express our tremendous gratitude to our friends at Mobile Commons who, on 30 minutes notice, hooked us up with their amazing platform (and provided their expertise) to automatically connect callers with their Representatives.
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Anrisa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Writer
I heard about this and was furious D:
In a way, some piracy actually helps industries. Take youtube - people uploading videos of copyrighted songs has increased music sales.
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I voted once already against the system and tried to do it again a second time later the same night. But by that time, they put up a firewall to the site, preventing anymore access. Whatever headway we made was really getting on their nerves, lol.
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