Almost every time an article comes up on the front page about the latest badly written, overbroad copyright legislation, it is followed by several hundred comments talking about what a disaster X legislation is, and how we, as slashdotters, should publicly protest this calamity.
But the problem is, these cries of injustice never make it outside of slashdot. The people who read the comments already realize the problems, we are simply preaching to the choir.
Slashdot currently has about 800,000 registered users and more than a million unique regular visitors. SilentBoZo had an excellent idea in this comment. But we need to actually take action in order for plans like this to actually make it off the drawing board. We will need to register urls, set up donation systems, advertise, write press releases. There will be a huge amount of work involved in actually making the public aware of the current threats to our freedoms on and offline.
But we can do this. We have a huge community, if we put our minds to it, we can affect real change n our communities and the world.