How We Stopped SOPA
It seemed like one day the whole Internet woke up and told Congress there was no way they were going to pass Internet censorship bill but that sudden action was actually the result of public and private pressure that had been building for over a year. Let's rewind the clock and go behind the scenes of the political campaign that even the bill's authors admit was an unprecedented event in political organizing and a landmark for the technical community's influence in politics.
About the Speaker
Aaron Swartz is an internet activist, political organizer, writer, blogger, developer, and ThoughtWorker. At the age of 14, he co-authored early RSS specifications. Aaron has a entrepreneurial history of launching innovative start-ups and social movements such as Infogami (merged with Reddit), Jottit, and Demand Progress. His political activism has been citied as instrumental in maintaining internet freedom and stopping SOPA.