The Fight For The Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet--For Now

The Fight For The Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet--For Now

by Edward Lee, Cortney Skinner
     
 

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Wikipedia went dark on January 18, 2012. So did thousands of other websites, including search giant Google, all to protest a controversial copyright bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The protest even helped to ignite mass demonstrations on the streets of over 250 cities in all 27 countries of the European Union to stop a similar attempt to regulate the… See more details below

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Wikipedia went dark on January 18, 2012. So did thousands of other websites, including search giant Google, all to protest a controversial copyright bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The protest even helped to ignite mass demonstrations on the streets of over 250 cities in all 27 countries of the European Union to stop a similar attempt to regulate the Internet under the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

This book provides a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at how people organized the largest Internet protest in history, plus the largest single-day demonstration on the streets of 27 countries of the European Union. The Internet helped people fight for their Internet freedoms--and do the unthinkable in stopping powerful lobbyists, Hollywood, and the entertainment industry in their effort to clamp down on online piracy at all costs.

In the end, this grassroots movement involving millions of people won an unexpected, but historic first victory in the fight for a “free and open Internet.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148551225
Publisher:
Edward Lee
Publication date:
09/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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