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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:29 PM
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Wyden: Protect IP Act may pass if Americans don’t call Congress
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/23/wyden-protect-ip-act-may-pass-if-americans-dont-call-congress/?utm_source=Raw+Story+Daily+Update&utm_campaign=afec282ca7-11_23_1111_23_2011&utm_medium=email

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (Protect IP) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) “are like two peas in a pod,” Sen. Ron Wyden, the bills’ most vocal opponent in the U.S. Senate, explained to Raw Story in an exclusive interview.

“These are Web blacklisting bills, Web censorship bills, and anybody with a Web site would be vulnerable,” he said, a tone of urgency prevailing in his voice.

“Had I not put a hold on it in May, it would have simply passed at that time,” Wyden continued. “I put a hold on the previous version back in December, and had I not put a public hold on it then, that version would have passed.”
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:47 PM
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1. I'd like to buy a congressperson, but I am not a corporation. darn nt
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:03 PM
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4. I'd chip in for a buck or 2, though they're not at all worth it.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:56 PM
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2. k&r
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:24 PM
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3. ^
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nilram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:45 AM
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5. ^!^
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:02 AM
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6. Thanks, Senator Wyden.
It's sad that among the many, many, many crises we are all dealing with now, this appears to have gotten lost in the shuffle.
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