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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Madison Project

A new project invokes James Madison's name.  What would he have thought of participatory legislating? explains:
The OPEN Act is built to protect creative ownership in America while securing the open, accessible Internet you deserve. We're going further by actually opening up the legislative process with a new tool named Madison.

You met Madison on the home page. It let you read, share and mash up the OPEN Act, helping us deliver more efficient, effective solutions to the problem of online copyright infringement.

Madison is a work in progress, just like the OPEN Act. We can't make it better without users like you. Push it to the limits and tell us what we missed, or what we could do better.

We're committed to an open Internet that works for both American artists and their fans. Let's get there with Madison.

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - James Madison
Rep. Darrell Issa spoke about the idea at Stanford: