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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    out_of_the_blue, 11 Nov 2011 @ 9:31am

    Meanwhile, web-wide TRACKING is a far worse threat.

    Before I can even /see/ the proposed letter to be sent to Congress, this "pro-freedom" site puts up a form that requires effectively ID-ing oneself, AND promises to annoy you in future:
    (fields name): Address, City, State, Zip Code

    "Fight for the Future will contact you about related campaigns, but we won’t share your email with anyone."

    Anyone here stupid enough to give that away? It's also indicative that front page has a link to "GeoIP service" (taking the link gets to a database for fee), so if you gave them the above, you've helped commercial enterprises to track and target you.

    So it's MONETIZING MIKE! Managed to "monetize" your opposition to SOPA, have you? What a SHAM you are.

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