SOPA Breaks The Internet

Thanks to Joost de Valk of yoast.com for the above video.

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

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5 comments… add one
  • Derek Jan 15, 2012, 2:32 am

    This is a horrendous bill and it’s passage must be stopped at any cost!

  • Patricia Takahashi Jan 26, 2012, 1:05 pm

    A round of applause for your article post.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  • Nancy Charpentier Jan 27, 2012, 6:27 am

    Thanks-a-mundo for the blog. Fantastic.

  • Carrie Feb 20, 2012, 3:31 am

    SOPA has been pulled and PIPA has been postponed. Time to get PIPA pulled, however.

  • Kimberly Feb 23, 2012, 1:58 am

    ACTA 2.0 is like a backdoor way to enact SOPA. If the government were to control the internet that would eventually allow complete control on what info/news they want to be shown, and the ones they want to hold on to…….which would turn the internet into complete BS, as is? the media nowadays. What’s worse is if we actually let this happen as a society.

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