Threats to the Open Net: February 24, 2012

  • Hacktivist group Anonymous announces that it plans to attack government and corporate websites on a regular, weekly basis.
  • The European Commission has suspended ratification of ACTA. To obtain a second opinion on any possible violations of rights, they passed the proposal along to the Court of Justice.
  • Reddit users started writing their own proposal via crowdsourcing in response to SOPA and PIPA. The document, called the "Free Internet Act," lays out terms for users' rights that promote free information access and limited government intervention.

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