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SESTA halted, but the fight isn’t over

Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted SESTA (S.1693) out of Committee. SESTA would partially repeal section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA230) in the case of sex trafficking. CDA230 is what prevents Internet service providers from being sued by what people post on their sites. ... Read more

Protect the open web today

The US Senate is working on S.1693 SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. This bill would repeal section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA230). CDA230 is the reason we have user shared content on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many other sites. It is also what protects the comme... Read more

This Saturday we stand for liberation

We are horrified and saddened by the attacks on nonviolent protesters in Charlottesville. The videos of white supremacist marchers attacking protesters who engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience or beat innocent protesters are horrible and show how bankrupt their ideas are. James Alex Fields Jr.'s... Read more

Saturday, March for Accessible, Secure & Open Internet Standards

We're now in the final showdown phase of the fight to keep Digital Rights Management (DRM) out of HTML and Web standards. All approval of the DRM standard has been granted *except* the crucial final stamp from Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's inventor. He's taking forever to make the decision, because the... Read more

No to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs

We signed on to this letter: Yesterday, Restore the Fourth and a coalition of civil rights organizations sent a joint letter to President Obama asking that he re-evaluate the ill-conceived and ineffective Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. According to the government, CVE is an interagen... Read more

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