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, 16 Nov 2011 @ 5:26pm

    Isn't censorship illegal, because it is against the first amendment? "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." And if they would like to argue prior restraint, meaning the few vague restrictions on speech, they still don't make internet censorship legal. Someone posting something on the internet is not equivalent to yelling "Fire!" in a movie theater. This is all just stupid... And by the way, if the supreme court doesn't deem this unconstitutional, we all have the right to abolish this government and put better people into office. Just saying.

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