If this is the state of intelligence of those in the entertainment industry, I now understand why they so stupid. The lawyers who act for them must have deplomers from fake universities, they certainly never could have earned them.
I will add my thanks to Senator Wyden from the UK, it is not just the USA's constitution that he has stood up to protect but freedom of speech throughout the whole world.
Something that is missing in so many corporate bought politicians these days.
It is no secret that the entertainment industry want to close all web lockers as they think they all infringe even as we all know most only send the files to the people you send them to thats how i get my radio shows to the stations to broadcast.
UP YOURS RIAA.
I am now one mad puppy and I bite.
Approaching Monday's crucial Senate vote there are now 35 Senators publicly opposing PIPA. Last week there were 5. And it just takes just 41 solid "no" votes to permanently stall PIPA (and SOPA) in the Senate. What seemed like miles away a few weeks ago is now within reach.
But don't trust predictions. The forces behind SOPA & PIPA (mostly movie companies) can make small changes to these bills until they know they have the votes to pass. Members of Congress know SOPA & PIPA are unpopular, but they don't understand why--so they're easily duped by superficial changes. The Senate returns next week, and the next few days are critical. Here are two things to think about:
1. Plan on calling your Senator every day next week. Pick up the phone each morning and call your Senators' offices, until they vote "no" on cloture. If your site participated today, consider running a "Call the Senate" link all next week.
2. Tomorrow, drop in at your Senators' district offices. We don't have a cool map widget to show you the offices nearest you (we're too exhausted! any takers?). So do it the old fashioned way: use Google, or the phonebook to find the address, and just walk in, say you oppose PIPA, and urge the Senator to vote "no" on cloture. These drop-in visits make our spectacular online protests more tangible and credible.