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A Network Called The Internet

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a letter from 83 engineers who helped to create the internet. Their mission: stop SOPA.

To date, the leading role the US has played in this infrastructure has been fairly uncontroversial because America is seen as a trustworthy arbiter and a neutral bastion of free expression. If the US begins to use its central position in the network for censorship that advances its political and economic agenda, the consequences will be far-reaching and destructive.