Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Act Now: PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks the Internet [Video]

I'm not going to take the step to shut down TSIS for the day, but nonetheless, it seems important that everyone know about Protect IP and SOPA. Pearl Jam, though their known as a band who made use of the Internet to grow their fan base at a very early stage, has not taken a stance. That doesn't mean you can't.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

ACT NOW: PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks the Internet [Video]:

IMPORTANT: Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! (Click!)

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.

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  1. The Night the Lights Went Out for SOPA
  2. Tumblr “Censorship” Draws Users’ Attention to SOPA
  3. SOPA Cabana: Dan Bull’s Anti-SOPA Rap [Video]