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 ways a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying desktop to defeat the main critical chance to web freedom in reminiscence. The ebook is a revealing examine how Washington works this day – and the way voters effectively fought back.

Written through the center net figures – video avid gamers, Tea Partiers, tech titans, lefty activists and usual americans between them – who defeated a couple of designated curiosity accounts known as SOPA (“Stop on-line Piracy Act”) and PIPA (“Protect IP Act”), Hacking Politics presents the 1st specified 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 means of net freedom activist Aaron Swartz; Lawrence Lessig of Harvard legislations institution; 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, web 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 unfastened Press, and plenty of extra.

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