Hacking Politics: How Geeks, Progressives, the Tea Party, Gamers, Anarchists and Suits Teamped Up to Defeat SOPA and Save the Internet

Hacking Politics: How Geeks, Progressives, the Tea Party, Gamers, Anarchists and Suits Teamped Up to Defeat SOPA and Save the Internet

David Moon, Patrick Ruffini, David Segal


Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of the way a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying laptop to defeat the main severe risk to net freedom in reminiscence. The booklet is a revealing examine how Washington works this day – and the way voters effectively fought back.

Written via the center web figures – video players, Tea Partiers, tech titans, lefty activists and traditional american citizens between them – who defeated a couple of specific curiosity accounts referred to as SOPA (“Stop on-line Piracy Act”) and PIPA (“Protect IP Act”), Hacking Politics offers the 1st targeted account of the wonderful, grand chaos that ended in the death of that laws and helped foster an Internet-based community of beginner activists.

Included are greater than thirty unique contributions from around the political spectrum, that includes writing by way of net freedom activist Aaron Swartz; Lawrence Lessig of Harvard legislation tuition; novelist Cory Doctorow; Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA.); Jamie Laurie (of the alt-rock/hip-hop workforce The Flobots); Ron Paul; Mike Masnick, CEO and founding father of Techdirt; Kim Dotcom, net entrepreneur; Tiffiniy Cheng, co-founder and co-director of struggle for the long run; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; Nicole Powers of Suicide ladies; Josh Levy, net crusade Director at loose Press, and lots of extra.

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