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Des Freedman, Jonathan Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823271641

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.001.0001

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Lessons from the SOPA Fight

Lessons from the SOPA Fight

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(p.92) Chapter Six Lessons from the SOPA Fight
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Strategies for Media Reform
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Rainey Reitman

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0006

In 2012, free speech and access-to-information activists launched the largest digital protest in the history of the Internet to defeat SOPA, a copyright bill. While a range of tactics were used, there were several important factors that proved instrumental in the success of the campaign. Specifically, organizations and activists relied on: 1. Decentralization, i.e., no single organization or coalition controlled messaging or campaigning; 2. Speaking up quickly and frequently through blogging and social media in order to respond to breaking news; 3. Powerful visual imagery that provided an entry-point for journalists and the public; 4. Engaging with Internet communities as a political-engaged force for action; and 5. Crossing political lines.

Keywords:   copyright, internet advocacy, internet blackout, online protest, SOPA

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