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Important Read on Internet Freedoms in the USA

From: Jeff Sayre <jeff@sayremedia.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:28:16 -0800
Message-ID: <f5bbb70a9470d8c51390441eec8d9a83.squirrel@webmail.sayremedia.com>
To: "public-xg-webid@w3.org" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
If you live outside of the US, which I think most WebID XG members do, you
may not be aware of the damaging, proposed legislation that is seriously
being considered in the US Congress. I've created a Google+ public post to
educate people on this issue. The implications of this legislation could
affect the work that is being down in this W3C XG as well as many others.

You can read my post here:

>From my post:

"The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) - called the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in
the Senate -- is unfortunately gaining steam. This proposed legislation
could very well take away our online freedoms, curtail #startups, and is
antithetical to a democratic nation. As it looks right now, this has a
strong chance of passing and becoming a Bill. If it does, say goodbye to
democratic communication and innovation on the Internet."

We need to prevent this insane legislation from passing into law.

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