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Save Alice: Tell the Patent Office to Apply Supreme Court Law

Supporters of a balanced patent system won a big victory in 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case. Alice makes it clear that abstract ideas can’t be patented just because they’re performed on a computer.

Now, Alice is in trouble. Let's tell the Patent Office to save it.

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No Tech Wall: Reject New Funding for Border Surveillance

Increased mass surveillance, including at the border, threatens everyone’s civil liberties. Yet some Congressional Democrats, looking for alternatives to President Trump’s demand for a border wall, recently offered a border “security” proposal that suggests expanding surveillance at the border. That could lead to new funding for technologies that invade the privacy of immigrants, travelers, and American citizens living near the border.

Let’s tell them: Trading a physical wall for a digital surveillance wall that violates our civil rights is not an option. Send a tweet to Congressional leaders asking them to Stop the Tech Wall.

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Czechia: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

On January 18, the EU’s member state governments will decide whether to move forward the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive—a set of regulations that would likely crush many small European tech startups, create an even weaker bargaining position for working European artists, and expose half a billion Europeans to mass, unaccountable algorithmic censorship. But you can help stop it.

Please write to the ministers responsible for Czechia's position, and urge them to vote against Article 13 and Article 11.

Remember: supporters of the Directive claim that anyone who opposes it are "bots" -- please customize your letter with who you are, and why you care about Article 13 and 11.

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Belgium: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

On January 18, the EU’s member state governments will decide whether to move forward the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive—a set of regulations that would likely crush many small European tech startups, create an even weaker bargaining position for working European artists, and expose half a billion Europeans to mass, unaccountable algorithmic censorship. But you can help stop it.

Please write to the ministers responsible for Belgium's position, and urge them to vote against Article 13 and Article 11.

Remember: supporters of the Directive claim that anyone who opposes it are "bots" -- please customize your letter with who you are, and why you care about Article 13 and 11.

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Sweden: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

On January 18, the EU’s member state governments will decide whether to move forward the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive—a set of regulations that would likely crush many small European tech startups, create an even weaker bargaining position for working European artists, and expose half a billion Europeans to mass, unaccountable algorithmic censorship. But you can help stop it.

Please write to the ministers responsible for Sweden's position, and urge them to vote against Article 13 and Article 11.

Remember: supporters of the Directive claim that anyone who opposes it are "bots" -- please customize your letter with who you are, and why you care about Article 13 and 11.

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Germany: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

The EU is about to finalize the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive—including Articles 11 and 13, also known as the “censorship machines” rule and the “link tax” rule, which have the power to crush small European tech startups and expose half a billion Europeans to mass, unaccountable algorithmic censorship.

Please write to the ministers responsible for Germany's position, and urge them to vote against Article 13 and Article 11.

Remember: supporters of the Directive claim that anyone who opposes it are "bots" -- please customize your letter to say who you are, and why you care about Article 13 and 11.

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Luxembourg: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

On January 18, the EU Council will vote on the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive—a proposal that could crush small European tech startups, concentrate power in the hands of American Big Tech, and expose half a billion Europeans to mass, unaccountable algorithmic censorship. But you can help stop it.

Please write to the ministers responsible for Luxembourg's position, and urge them to vote against Article 13 and Article 11.

Remember: supporters of the Directive claim that anyone who opposes it are "bots" -- please customize your letter with who you are, and why you care about Article 13 and 11.

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Poland: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive

Six years ago, Polish netizens thronged the streets to save Europe from ACTA, a US-originated treaty that would have imposed broad censorship and surveillance on the Internet in copyright’s name. Today, the Internet needs your help to fight a new threat: the EU’s Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive.

Please write to the ministers responsible for Poland's position, and urge them to vote against Article 13 and Article 11.

Remember: supporters of the Directive claim that anyone who opposes it are "bots" -- please customize your letter with who you are, and why you care about Article 13 and 11.

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California: Let’s Get Police Policies and Training Materials Online

Californians have a fundamental right to understand the operations of the law enforcement agencies that they pay for.

One of the best ways to reach that understanding is to be able to review the policies, protocols, and training materials that officers must follow, whether it’s about the deployment of surveillance, or the use of deadly force.

Tell California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign S.B. 978 to require transparency by default for law enforcement rules and training materials across the state.