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Raging Grannies Come Out Against SOPA/PIPA

from the don't-upset-your-grandmother dept

Even a group of (very politically active) grandmothers have come out against SOPA/PIPA. They note that it's rare that they agree with internet companies like Google & Facebook (they've protested both companies in the past), but that this is a very important issue to them:
The language in both of these bills is written with a very broad paintbrush. Their passage would have a huge impact on the work of human rights advocates who speak out against injustice on sites that could easily be labelled “rogue” websites. It’s a slippery slope when censorship reigns.

The indymedia network that thrives on open publishing (and our favorite www.indybay.org here in the San Francisco Bay Area) would be subject to censorship, defeating the very purpose of its existence. Similar platforms created to provide anonymity to whistleblowers could become major casualties of these bills.

All to save Hollywood’s bottom line?
They specifically call out California's two Senators for supporting such bad legislation. Either way, at this point, it's getting tougher and tougher to find anyone who actually supports these bills.

Filed Under: barbara boxer, dianne feinstein, grandmothers, internet, pipa, protect ip, raging grannies, sopa


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    gorehound (profile), 14 Jan 2012 @ 5:52am

    Pretty Awesome seeing Grandma's hate SOPA/PIPA
    The more who dislike Censorship the better.And maybe the better chance to throw out of Government those who did support it and would have loved to take away all of our Freedoms.

    We will now come after those in Washington who would support SOPA/PIPA ! Your donation amounts from Hollywood are outed.Your stance is outed.Hope you are also outed from holding Office again.You corrupt individuals have crossed the American Line with your BS Censorship.

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