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post Dec 4 2011, 09:33 PM
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Oppose PROTECT-IP Act: U.S. Government Wants To Censor Search Engines And Browsers

We knew that members of Congress and their business allies were gearing up to pass a revised Internet Blacklist Bill -- which more than 325,000 Demand Progress members helped block last winter -- but we never expected it to be this atrocious. Last year's bill has been renamed the "PROTECT IP" Act and it is far worse than its predecessor. A summary of it is posted below.

Senators Leahy and Hatch pretended to weigh free speech concerns as they revised the bill. Instead, the new legislation would institute a China-like censorship regime in the United States, whereby the Department of Justice could force search engines, browsers, and service providers to block users' access to websites, and scrub the American Internet clean of any trace of their existence.

Furthermore, it wouldn't just be the Attorney General who could add sites to the blacklist, but the new bill would allow any copyright holder to get sites blacklisted -- sure to result in an explosion of dubious and confused orders.


The above is copied from act.demandprogress.org: Oppose PROTECT-IP Act.

The act.demandprogress.org page has more info on the proposed PIPA act, and also Wikipedia has an article on it: Protect IP Act.


Sign the petition if you want the Internet to be free and uncencored in America. The petition is also open to non-US citizens. And you should care even if you live in Spain or in Japan, because this act will have some effects globally because of the US' inflated status.

Edit: typo.


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post Dec 6 2011, 05:15 AM
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Related act: Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)


Quoting this demandprogress.org article:

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Oppose Internet Censorship: Help Defeat PIPA And SOPA

Internet censorship legislation is barreling through Congress, and could come up for a vote in the next couple of weeks.

Please fill out the form at right to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation -- and visit StopCensorship.org to ask for the Senator who's going to filibuster the bill to read your name into the record from the floor of the Senate.

Here's what the Washington Post wrote about it last week:

Imagine a country where the government is able to shut down Web sites at the slightest provocation, where elected representatives invoke fears of "overseas pirates" to defend the interests of domestic industries, and where Internet companies like Google must cave in to the demands of government censors or risk being shut down.

No, we are not talking about China, North Korea or Iran we are talking about the United States, where legislators in both the House and Senate are attempting to push through new anti-piracy legislation by year-end that would benefit Hollywood at the expense of Silicon Valley.


The Stop Online Piracy Act would ruin so much of what's best about the Internet: It will give the government and corporations new powers to block Americans' access to sites that are accused of copyright infringement, force sites like YouTube to go to new lengths to police users' contributions, and put people in prison for streaming certain content online.

Just fill out the form at right to ask your lawmakers to oppose these Internet censorship bills.

This recent Washington Post article provides a concise overview of what's wrong with these bills.


American politicians... they must completely have lost it. mellow.gif


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