SOPA and PIPA - Jan 2012 - U.S. Congres vs. Tech World
Kris Stewart

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As a member of the ACM [Association for Computing Machinery] since 1978,
I learned from my professional organization alerting me to the bills that the U.S. Senate and House were drafting that attempted to legislate IP (intellectual property, internet piracy, need to take care with the use of acronyms).

The first I heard was on Facebook (FB) while in Kauai. Liz Jessup is at CU Boulder and we collaborated years ago when computational science was big and I had my SDSU Lab (ECCSE / Ed Center for Computational Science and Engineering). Here's the posting from Liz' timeline on FB

Liz Jessup
These documents explain the technological flaws in SOPA and PIPA. If you visit wikipedia today, you'll find contact information for your congress people so that you can let them know what you think. (That's ALL you will find at wikipedia today.)
ACM US Public Policy Council
USACM has sent letters to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees about the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act) pending legislation. You can see the letters and accompanying documents at our WWW site: SOPAletter to Lamar Smith, PIPAletter to Patrick Leahy, along with (SOPA Analysis) and (PIPA Analysis)
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