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Colbert explains how to deal with Internet censorship protests

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Stephen Colbert provides some perspective on the net-wide blackouts yesterday, as well as some alternatives in case the Internet needs to stand up for itself again. Now I've got to find that video of Vader eating cheesy bread...


On a more serious note - a good talk by Clay Shirky on TED
Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, HUMOR


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