By David Moon, Patrick Ruffini, David Segal
Hacking Politics is a firsthand account of ways a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying laptop to defeat the main severe hazard to net freedom in reminiscence. The booklet is a revealing examine how Washington works at the present time - and the way voters effectively fought back.
Written by way of the middle web figures - video players, Tea Partiers, tech titans, lefty activists and traditional american citizens between them - who defeated a couple of distinct curiosity accounts referred to as SOPA ("Stop on-line Piracy Act") and PIPA ("Protect IP Act"), Hacking Politics offers the 1st specified account of the wonderful, grand chaos that ended in the loss of life of that laws and helped foster an Internet-based community of beginner activists.
Included are greater than thirty unique contributions from around the political spectrum, that includes writing by means of web freedom activist Aaron Swartz; Lawrence Lessig of Harvard legislation institution; novelist Cory Doctorow; Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA.); Jamie Laurie (of the alt-rock/hip-hop workforce The Flobots); Ron Paul; Mike Masnick, CEO and founding father of Techdirt; Tiffiniy Cheng, co-founder and co-director of struggle for the longer term; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; Nicole Powers of Suicide ladies; Josh Levy, web crusade Director at unfastened Press, and plenty of more.