Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stop Censorship

If you live in the US and haven't heard about SOPA/PIPA winding it's way through the congress and senate then what rock are you living under?  StopCensorship.org can fill you in, but the long and the short is they want to be able to blacklist sites like Youtube if one copyright owner claims your video of lip-syncing is infringment.  No due process, no safe harbor, just bam, blacklist.  As written I don't believe that there is a way to contest being blacklisted, much less any testimony on how to make this work with out completely crippling DNS as we know it.

It's nasty legislation by onery old men, looking to strangle the internet that causes them so much trouble.  The trouble is we like the internet a hell of a lot more than we like them, so spread the word.

Also here is a bloggy compatriot that recenly blogged similarly on this issue.  Thanks R for keeping up the good work putting this info out there.

11 comments:

  1. Great website!

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  2. Thanks for posting about this! This is very important! You Americans out there should write to your local polotitions and definitly make noise on this topic!
    I hope you post more on this! I'd like to hear how it progresses!

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  3. Yeah people need to be making more noise about this; glad you're keeping yourself informed

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  4. Thanks for joining the legions of blogs rallying to stop this bill. It's time for action.

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  6. They better not pass that law or billions of websites and even companies are down the drain. Following!

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  7. This stuff is crazy. Censorship? Blah!

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  8. I really hope this censorship stuff doesn't go any further

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  9. If it get approval in the US, the rest of the world will follow. So I hope it doesn't.

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