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Fight Internet Censorship - Stop H.R. 3261

American Censorship Day - November 16, 2011



Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. Join all of us to stop this bill.



Website Blocking:
The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.



Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users:
It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.



Chaos for the Internet:
Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.



http://www.eff.org/



http://americancensorship.org/



http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261:



http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110511/00115314234/full-text-protect-ip-act-released-good-bad-horribly-ugly.shtml%22

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  • The internet is only what it is today because of people constantly adding content and making that content free. This act will in the end lead to freeware becoming illegal because of it's similar function to software that costs lots of money. Corporations and expensive lawyers will claim people are creating software that performs the same functions as their thousand dollar editing programs, and they will be right because programmers and people like myself who are adept with computers want to see More..

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  • Call Lamar Smith's office and say NO to internet censorship. It takes 5 minutes.


    Washington D.C. Office
    2409 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-4236 202-225-8628 fax
    Hours: 8:30am - 6:00pm EST, Monday - Friday

    Jennifer Y. Brown, Chief of Staff
    Chris Shank, Deputy Chief of Staff
    Ashlee Vinyard, Legislative and Executive Director
    Sally-Shannon Scales, Communications Director
    Ashley Smith, Legislative Assistant
    Shannon Moore, Legislative Correspondent and He More..

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  • The Internet Blacklist Legislation - known as PROTECT IP Act in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House - is a threatening sequel to last year's COICA Internet censorship bill. Like its predecessor, this legislation invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation. Urge your members of Congress to reject this Internet blacklist campaign in both its forms!

    Big media and its allies in Congress are billing the Internet Blacklist Legislatio More..

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  • I look at this from the perspective of a youth who grew up watching bad TV which was edited for just about anything. Basically, TV was edited and censored on just about anything by people who thought unlike fascists. Sex, language, expression, race, religion. Sunday morning was horrible, you could watch MegaChurch, Inc. talk about anything they wanted and there was not much more. Sunday evening was wholesome shows like Bonanza (which I liked and still like), Disney. All week went like that. I re More..

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  • fuck these fuckin fuckers!

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  • Good post. Voted.

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  • like the internet was ever ours ... sigh. ofcourse they would put more so called laws upon it in time ... and fighting the bubble of hope and freedom what whe think whe have, cos of this thing called internet, isnt rellevant cos they made it to see how powerfull whe could get with it ... than close it merely for the sake of of destroying our hopes and dreams molding it into 1 altered state of mind ... nah just mumbling something ... not true people i never said this ... didnt happen before . More..

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  • Who is sponsoring this bill and who is paying them?

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  • People will even be afraid to post copyright-free material out of fear that someone might claim copyright. Messed up, crazy shlt.

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  • Got tagged "repost" but I'll be damned if I can find it.

    It's ironic, LiveLeak is exactly the kind of site that would get blocked if this bill gets signed into law.

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