Valley Site Allies With Wikipedia (Valley News)


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The protestors worry that the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act would lead to Internet censorship, if passed.

“We’re following other large groups that believe in free speech on the Internet,” said Mary Flanagan, Tiltfactor’s founding director and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities. “It’s really important that we have a larger discussion before [passing legislation] that nobody really wants except corporate interests.”

Read the full story, published 1/19/12 by the Valley News.

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