I received the following information from a reader, Jim Popenoe, and believe it’s important enough to share with you:
“The House Judicial Committee holds a hearing November 16 on new internet legislation called "SOPA". So far the only people invited to participate have been the proponents. I have a feeling that the normally busy, quiet, technical folks out there may not
get heard. They may oppose SOPA, but they will be vastly over-spent. So, in spite of their common-sense opposition, they simply will be shouted down, that is, unless there is a huge grass-roots effort.
We need that grass-roots effort right now. I am personally trying to light a fire under it, and I pray that I am not the only person doing so. Please view my link below. If it looks okay to you, please forward to whomever you think may be interested enough to take action. It is not so difficult. But the only way to turn the
tide is if enough good people take the time to read, to tell their friends and colleagues, and to express their views to Congress. http://pages.suddenlink.net/popenoe/SOPA/Action-Plan.htm” – Jim Popenoe