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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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    Ninja (profile), 16 Jan 2012 @ 5:38am

    Epic win. I suppose we can get the Raging Printers come out against SOPA as well?

    Jokes apart, it's good to see them connected and active at this age. They could teach a thing or two for older ppl all around the world.

    MAFIAA will disregard them as senile. Oh wait, our friendly troll up there already did it ;)

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