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Bring in the Nerds: The Importance of Technical Experts in Defeating SOPA and PIPA

David Sohn and Andrew McDiarmid present their chapter in the book Hacking Politics, a firsthand account of how a ragtag band of activists and technologists overcame a $90 million lobbying machine to defeat the most serious threat to Internet freedom in memory. Their chapter covers the powerful way in which bringing technical expertise to the table effectively cut the legs out from under SOPA and PIPA.