A number of tech industry companies and organizations are taking to the web to protest the proposed anti-piracy legislation in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA.) But the demonstrations don’t stop with site-wide blackouts planned for Wednesday by a number of web giants including Wikipedia, Scribd, Reddit and others: People also have plans to meet up in real life and take the protest to the streets.
- In San Francisco, an anti-SOPA and PIPA rally is planned for 12:00pm PT in the Civic Center, where the city’s government offices are located. Venture capitalist Ron Conway is scheduled to speak at the rally, and a number of tech industry groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Hackers & Founders, and SV NewTech are organizing the event. More information is here.
- In New York City, an anti-SOPA and PIPA meetup is scheduled to begin…
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