From the MediaBerkman blog:
We all know by now that SOPA/PIPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the Protect IP Act, respectively — died a sudden death in Congress in January. When online giants like Wikipedia and Tumblr went dark on January 18th of this year to protest the measures Congressional switchboards were overwhelmed with calls to just drop it.
But how did a set of measures like SOPA/PIPA, otherwise unheard of and generally projected to pass into law quietly, get suddenly thrust into the limelight?
Field producer Melissa Galvez speaks to Susan Crawford, Micah Sifry, Nicco Mele, and others to find out how the grassroots campaign to bring down SOPA/PIPA was built, and what it says about organizing on the internet.
Last updated April 02, 2012