Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) is BAD POLICY

I just received the following email from Daily Kos and thought it was worth sharing:
[P]lease take a moment to email your senators and ask them to oppose the so-called "Protect IP Act." 
Protect IP is legislation that would -- no exaggeration -- destroy the social web as we know it. In short, this proposed law would allow corporate copyright holders the ability to cut off funding and compel the government to shut down websites they deem infringing, without the need of a court order. (See here for more information on this devastating bill.) 
This poorly conceived piece of legislation has been rushed through Congress without proper debate, with only Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon standing between it and the president's desk. Pro-censorship forces have spent over $90 million to get this bill passed, we have, well, social media to fight back.
If you value Daily Kos, or Facebook, or Twitter, or any website which invites your participation, please take a moment to contact your senator. 
Markos Moulitsas
Publisher, Daily Kos

Alarmist? I don't know, but after reading the email, I searched the internet and found the following petition: Stop Censorship. After you've finished contacting your senators, it might be a good idea to click on that link and add your name.

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