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So We Won SOPA: Turning a Moment into a Movement

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The fight over SOPA/PIPA was a Washington watershed: 15 million Americans contacted Congress and stopped laws that would have harmed online culture and innovation. Learn how to transform this victory into a strong, self-sustaining movement to promote and defend the Internet.



MODERATOR Michael Petricone Sr VP, Government Affairs Consumer Electronics Association

Laurent Crenshaw Legislative Dir Rep Darrell Issa

Julie Samuels Staff Attorney Electronic Frontier Foundation

Julie Samuels is a Staff Attorney at EFF, where focuses on intellectual property issues. Before joining EFF, Julie litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago at Loeb & Loeb and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie spent time as a legislative assistant at the Media Coalition in New York and as an assistant editor at the National Journal Group in D.C. She was also an intern at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Julie earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and her B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jayme White N/A Office of US Senator Ron Wyden

Jayme White serves as the technology advisor to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, who has a long history of putting into place policies that encourage innovation and the continued development of the Internet as an open platform for speech and commerce. Mother Jones magazine recognized White among the “Winners” in the aftermath of SOPA, alongside Senator Ron Wyden, Representative Darrell Issa, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.