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 @ 10:51am

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    I'd like to think that at least some of the politicians in the US review this blog. I want them to know that what they do is important and that "We the people" are going to hold them accountable in some way.
    While I personally don't have the influence that the AA groups do, I do vote and I do get my friends and family involved.
    I want content creators to get their $. I really do.
    I just am not willing to give up on due process and freedom of speech (Because these things make our country somewhat unique.) to bow before these overlord wannabes.

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