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Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in At TMV | 4 comments

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WASHINGTON – This isn’t a left right thing.

Yesterday afternoon at a live streaming briefing on the issue you had Adam Green of Bold Progressives standing up to applaud Rep. Darrel Issa for his leadership on this issue, which I watched unfold.

Here’s a list of some of the people who took part in the streaming online event yesterday:

  • Alexis Ohanian, reddit co-founder (via video)
  • Craig Newmark, craigslist founder (via video)
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, Global Voices co-founder
  • Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder
  • Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute fellow
  • Brad Burnham, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures
  • Dmitry Shapiro, Veoh founder (via video)
  • Jayme White, Staff Director, Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade

SOPA and PIPA aren’t the answer. An alternative bill is being suggested. It’s called the OPEN Act.

Giving lobbyists a win to alter the Internet and not only change its openness, but give total control to outside hostile forces, is something all of us who depend on this platform must take seriously.

Tell Congress: Don't censor the web!

This post has been updated; Wikipedia image via Twitter.

Taylor Marsh is the author of the new e-book, The Hillary Effect – Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss, which is now available in print on Amazon. Marsh is a veteran political analyst and commentator. She has reported from the White House, been profiled in the Washington Post, The New Republic, and has been seen on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This column is cross posted from her new media site, though you won’t be able to see it after 8 a.m. today, because being a new media writer for over 15 years, longer than most, Marsh will join the strike until 8 p.m. tonight.