Notes along the way

Notes along the way from my past self to my future self.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stop SOPA and PIPA.

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On Wednesday January 18, 2012 thousands of sites, including Wikipedia, Craigslist and this outpost border crossing will be dark. This is in protest because the US Senate is considering internet censorship bills, SOPA & PIPA. If either one of these bills passes, your favorite sites could disappear forever.

PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) would put anyone in legal jeopardy who linked to a site anywhere online that had any links to copyright infringement. And Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would, to put is simply, completely gut and unmake the Web.

We don't want the world that would leave us in. If you don't want it either, visit AmericanCensorship.org for instructions on contacting your Senator. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has more information on this and other issues central to our freedom online.

This is the largest online protest in history. Join in by blacking out your site and urging everyone you can reach to contact Congress now.

For more info also go here, here, here and here.


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4 comments:

Don said...

Somewhere is a site showing who supports and who opposes the measure. Interesting mixture of D's and R's on both sides. Good news: Obama opposes the scary parts, despite the usual Dem ties to Hollywood. My congressman was not listed pro or con so I wrote to him. He's a conservative Republican typical of landlocked California, and his district jerrymanders all over the place, so I don't blame him for being circumspect but can only hope he takes the right stand.

asha said...

I shot off an email to Harry and that other Nevada Senator, what's his name.

Roy said...

Bunch of scary bastards. It's time we start including the "values" of living in a republic as part of the national discussion when election times come around. Are they even thinking??

asha said...

I agree. And I am also sure "they" are thinking, counting, on us NOT thinking.