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Call the Senate: Tell them to Vote NO on Internet Censorship

November 29, 2011 - by Donny Shaw

The bill to give corporations and the government new powers to block websites without having to seek court approval is expected to be voted on in the Senate in the next few days or weeks. The PROTECT-IP Act, which is companion legislation to the House’s SOPA, has already been voted out favorably by the Senate Judiciary Committee and can be called to the floor for a vote any day.

According to folks in D.C., Majority Leader Harry Reid [D, NV] is planning to promote it on the floor by giving it the bogus label of “jobs bill.” We’ve already seen this strategy used succesfully by congressional leaders this year to pass big-business handouts (e.g. patent reform legislation and free trade deals) despite the fact that independent analysis shows that they will stifle small-business innovation and kill more jobs than they create. Let’s stop them from doing it again with internet censorship. 

Today we’re joining with the American Censorship Day coalition for round two: a massive call-in day to tell the Senate that SOPA and PROTECT-IP are job killers and threaten free expression on the internet. These bills are nothing more than an attempt by entrenched corporations and their friends in Congress to gain control over an emerging technology that they know has the potential to facilitate economic, political, and cultural growth that could make them irrelevant.

For more on these bill, check out some of my recent posts:

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  • CurtisNeeley 11/30/2011 3:34am


    This BLOG explicitly explains why INTERNET CENSORSHIP BY THE FCC is pending NOW before Eighth Circuit Court and is the ONLY LOGICAL RESULT using the common meaning of statutes passed by Congress.
    Anyone can read and see why *INTERNET CENSORSHIP happens with or without SOPA.

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  • Gabitza 06/11/2012 5:55am

    Yet the U.S. has no problems censoring broadcasting airwaves by giving only a select hand full of corporations control over our right to use broadcasting spectra however we feel. How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Free

  • Chanelle 07/18/2013 11:15am

    I didn’t know there was a precedent in this situation, we sure got used to being lazy when it comes to thinking. SOPA is an enemy of freedom and if we allow it to be voted, we’re doomed for. We should announce the Senate we don’t agree with this. We only have to contact one member, I’m sure he’ll listen to us.

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