November 16th: American Censorship Day; Don't Let Congress Censor The Internet

from the take-a-stand dept

On November 16th, the House of Representatives will be holding hearings on SOPA, its bill to put in place all sorts of restrictions and regulations on the internet, at the behest of the big Hollywood studios, who have failed to adapt. The bill is nothing short of an attempt to censor the internet, creating -- for the first time ever -- the ability for the US government to flat out censor entire websites. The hearings on the 16th are completely stacked in favor of the bill. The sponsors of the bill can't even stand to have a fair hearing and listen to those who are worried about the unintended consequences of the bill.

That's why a bunch of websites have teamed up to declare November 16th: American Censorship Day. If you run a website, please sign up to participate, to help educate your users to the problems associated with the bill, and to urge them to express their concerns to Congress. Don't let Congress build the Great Firewall of America while you sat back and did nothing.

Filed Under: american censorship day, censorship, e-parasite, protect ip, sopa


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    Anonymous Coward, 11 Nov 2011 @ 9:01am

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    It's a good thing I've posted this blog to my Facebook account. Nothing like using the Internet to get the word out.
    I hope Mike lets us all know which politician voted for this. Then I can spam that list to my Facebook account too. Need to let the people know who voted for this.

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