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Small Worcester group plays large role in online protest

Last week’s Internet protest over proposed antipiracy laws, which pit the likes of Google Inc. and Wikipedia against Hollywood titans, got a big boost from a tiny group in Worcester.

A four-month-old online advocacy effort called Fight for the Future, with a staff of five, helped orchestrate the national Jan. 18 blackout of 115,000 websites to protest two congressional bills giving the government new powers to regulate the Internet. Opponents of the legislation said it would hinder freedom of speech. Backers said tougher laws are needed to halt the illegal downloading of music, movies, and other content.

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