So we won SOPA: Turning a Moment into a Movement.
The fight over SOPA/PIPA was a Washington watershed: 15 million Americans contacted Congress and stopped laws that would have harmed online culture and innovation. This panel will discuss how to transform this victory nto a strong, self-sustaining movement to promote and defend the Internet. The panel features top staff from the offices of two leading members of Congress (Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa), an online organizer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the head of the independent musicians' advcacy group "Future of Music, and /Public Enemy founder/digital rights advocate Hank Shocklee It will be moderated by Michael Petricone of the Consumer Electronics Association, who played a key role in the SOPA/PIPA issue on Capitol Hill.
- What sort of threats will the Internet and innovation face in the future?
- How can we educate members of Congress and turn them into Internet advicates?
- What sort of groups and organizations to we need to defend the Internet, and how do we build and maintain them?
- How can the online community become aware of threats to the Internet, how can they most effectively engage, and what tools are available?
- Is there a special role for musicians and artists in calling attention to Internet issues and defending an open and vibrant online environment?
michael petricone consumer electronics association