Test PAC, the Reddit-based PAC founded to raise money to support opponents of Lamar Smith, the author of SOPA, has placed its first billboard and is set to run its first advertisements. The materials direct people to unseatlamar.com.
I donated to this.
I'm tired of hearing content industry executives say things like the following:
“Right doesn’t always prevail,” Attaway said of SOPA and PIPA. “This time, it didn’t, because our opponents were able to energize a grassroots response. In my view, and I think all of us would agree, [the protest against SOPA and PIPA was spread] primarily through disinformation and spinning their interest in a way that captured the attention of a number of consumers.”
The people who protested SOPA did not do so because everything is cool and there is no problem. Until content industry executives acknowledge that there is a problem and create policy proposals that respect the nature of the problem there will be no progress on these issues through dialog.
If we cannot make progress through dialog, we will make progress through other means.
Reddit-based PAC takes aim at SOPA-sponsor Lamar Smith - Boing Boing