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New Internet Censorship Will Shut Down CAG Forums

Posted by joeboosauce, 29 November 2011 · 315 views

In beautiful bipartisan love fest, the politicians have joined to push through crap legislation that will empower monopolies (and govt) to shut down those that say things they do not like. Sites where users post links can be held responsible for what is on other sites and be shutdown simply by allegation. It is a bill masquerading as an anti-piracy bill. Watch this very good breakdown or read below. Take action and send to your friends.

Stop Online Piracy Act (Scary Facts)


SOPA, Internet Censorship Bill, Lauded By Both Parties In Key House Hearing
http://www.huffingto..._n_1098255.html


What can you do to stand up for your freedoms online right now? (Courtesy of http://www.huffingto..._b_1116510.html)



The PROTECT IP Act Is Very Real and Very Bad — Call Now to Block It
https://www.eff.org/...ll-now-block-it
The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is the evil step-sister of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the much-criticized Internet blacklist bill introduced in the House last month. They’ve got a lot in common — both bills would allow the government and private rightsholders to censor the Internet for Americans, and both bills have faced strong opposition from regular citizens, business leaders, and public interest groups.
In one way, though, PIPA is much worse: while SOPA is still in the House committee stage and has been the target of extraordinary public opposition, PIPA is already out of committee and poised for consideration of the full Senate. That means PIPA is a few dangerous steps further along in the process of becoming law. And with only a few weeks to go in this legislative session, the Senate may try to rush the bill through before the public has a chance to respond.
We're not going to let that happen. Despite their efforts to push this through under the radar, folks who care about the Internet and innovation are tracking this bill and getting the word out. You can help, in an old-school and very effective way: Pick up the phone.
Right now, the best response to this threat is to let your Senator hear your voice, explaining why you as a constituent think PIPA is such a bad idea. That’s why we’ve joined with many other public interest groups, including Public Knowledge, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and others, in asking the public to call in to the Senate.
Even if you’ve already used our action alert (and thank you), please take a few minutes now and get on the phone with your Senator’s office. Let them know that Internet censorship is unacceptable.
Here are some talking points for you to mention during the phone call:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent of the Senator.
I think S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, is a bad idea, and I hope the Senator will stand against it.
PROTECT IP is overbroad, and could be used as a tool for online censorship. Further, it creates a bad precedent internationally for fragmenting the Internet.
Thank you for your consideration, and for acting against this dangerous bill.

Find your state in the list below to get the phone numbers for your Senators. If your Senator has already spoken out against PIPA, his or her name will be in bold text. Please call to thank them for their position!
Big content is not going to give up on the idea that the best way to protect its slow-moving business model is to ensure that it gets to dictate the pace of innovation. Let’s send a signal that the next generation of creators and innovators will not let big content decide the future of the Internet.
Help us spread the word!
Once you’ve called your Senators, there are still more steps you can take to fight this disastrous bill. Tell your friends, in person, on Facebook, or on Twitter, and ask them to call their Senators. You can join over 100,000 Americans who have signed a Demand Progress petition — Senator Ron Wyden has promised to read from the list if he needs to filibuster the bill. And if you haven’t yet used our action alert, act now to e-mail your legislators with your opposition.


EDIT:
Just because Americans wouldn't support this doesn't mean it can't or won't pass. The fact this is even being proposed is a problem and shows complete disregard for the interests of the majority. Most Americans across party lines believe that the rich get off with paying as little as they do. Yet, tax breaks for the rich are being passed. Consider all the draconian legislation passed (ie USA PATRIOT Act, etc) and the unconstitutional acts committed by the past two administrations. Now, the US gov't can revoke your citizenship or assassinate citizens based purely on hearsay (al-Awlaki case). You can and are wiretapped, spied on, etc, etc. Sorry, the Constitution means nothing to these people. People need to wake up, get off their couch, and take action as the OWS movement is doing.

Thanks for the link vamn.




In beautiful bipartisan love fest, the politicians have joined to push through crap legislation that will empower monopolies (and govt) to shut down those that say things they do not like. Sites where users post links can be held responsible for what is on other sites and be shutdown simply by allegation. It is a bill masquerading as an anti-piracy bill. Watch this very good breakdown or read below. Take action and send to your friends.

Stop Online Piracy Act (Scary Facts)


SOPA, Internet Censorship Bill, Lauded By Both Parties In Key House Hearing
http://www.huffingto..._n_1098255.html


What can you do to stand up for your freedoms online right now? (Courtesy of http://www.huffingto..._b_1116510.html)



The PROTECT IP Act Is Very Real and Very Bad — Call Now to Block It
https://www.eff.org/...ll-now-block-it
The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is the evil step-sister of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the much-criticized Internet blacklist bill introduced in the House last month. They’ve got a lot in common — both bills would allow the government and private rightsholders to censor the Internet for Americans, and both bills have faced strong opposition from regular citizens, business leaders, and public interest groups.
In one way, though, PIPA is much worse: while SOPA is still in the House committee stage and has been the target of extraordinary public opposition, PIPA is already out of committee and poised for consideration of the full Senate. That means PIPA is a few dangerous steps further along in the process of becoming law. And with only a few weeks to go in this legislative session, the Senate may try to rush the bill through before the public has a chance to respond.
We're not going to let that happen. Despite their efforts to push this through under the radar, folks who care about the Internet and innovation are tracking this bill and getting the word out. You can help, in an old-school and very effective way: Pick up the phone.
Right now, the best response to this threat is to let your Senator hear your voice, explaining why you as a constituent think PIPA is such a bad idea. That’s why we’ve joined with many other public interest groups, including Public Knowledge, Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and others, in asking the public to call in to the Senate.
Even if you’ve already used our action alert (and thank you), please take a few minutes now and get on the phone with your Senator’s office. Let them know that Internet censorship is unacceptable.
Here are some talking points for you to mention during the phone call:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent of the Senator.
I think S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, is a bad idea, and I hope the Senator will stand against it.
PROTECT IP is overbroad, and could be used as a tool for online censorship. Further, it creates a bad precedent internationally for fragmenting the Internet.
Thank you for your consideration, and for acting against this dangerous bill.

Find your state in the list below to get the phone numbers for your Senators. If your Senator has already spoken out against PIPA, his or her name will be in bold text. Please call to thank them for their position!
Big content is not going to give up on the idea that the best way to protect its slow-moving business model is to ensure that it gets to dictate the pace of innovation. Let’s send a signal that the next generation of creators and innovators will not let big content decide the future of the Internet.
Help us spread the word!
Once you’ve called your Senators, there are still more steps you can take to fight this disastrous bill. Tell your friends, in person, on Facebook, or on Twitter, and ask them to call their Senators. You can join over 100,000 Americans who have signed a Demand Progress petition — Senator Ron Wyden has promised to read from the list if he needs to filibuster the bill. And if you haven’t yet used our action alert, act now to e-mail your legislators with your opposition.


EDIT:
Just because Americans wouldn't support this doesn't mean it can't or won't pass. The fact this is even being proposed is a problem and shows complete disregard for the interests of the majority. Most Americans across party lines believe that the rich get off with paying as little as they do. Yet, tax breaks for the rich are being passed. Consider all the draconian legislation passed (ie USA PATRIOT Act, etc) and the unconstitutional acts committed by the past two administrations. Now, the US gov't can revoke your citizenship or assassinate citizens based purely on hearsay (al-Awlaki case). You can and are wiretapped, spied on, etc, etc. Sorry, the Constitution means nothing to these people. People need to wake up, get off their couch, and take action as the OWS movement is doing.

Thanks for the link vamn.
I feel like this would be a pretty big deal if it had a shot in passing, does it? Because this is like, violent revolution kind of material here.
Yeah, in the video he says "you wouldn't think that this has a chance but its got wide bipartisan support." So, this depends on people raising a stink.
Its amazing how the morons from both sides of the aisle can never come to an agreement on anything but for this abortion they do.
It won't Pass.
70% of the internet (Excluding Deepweb) would violate this law, it's unconstitutional and it's only being entertained to quell the anger of the Technologically impaired who can't stand other people enjoying something they don't.
I love bipartisanship.
This would never pass. If it did? They'd be riots and revolting online like you never saw. They'd reverse the bill. I'm not worried.
I, for one, welcome our bipedal, bipartisan overlords!
^ :lol:
Anyone who thinks either the Republicans or Democrats are for the working for the American people is fooling themselves. They both just want money and power - and the only way they can get it is by stripping the people of their rights.

The two party system isn't democracy. It's a joke. Look at Germany or Poland. Both countries are roughly the same size as California and yet both of their legislatures have SIX political parties right now. So how can a country the size of the United States - with the 3rd largest population in the world - have only TWO?! It doesn't make sense at all.
And if anyone wants to even think about the "violent revolt" option. They already have a bipartisan solution for that, too:

http://www.aclu.org/...ey-define-being
Just because Americans wouldn't support this doesn't mean it can't or won't pass. Most Americans across party lines believe that the rich get off with paying as little as they do. Yet, tax breaks for the rich are being passed. Consider all the draconian legislation passed and the unconstitutional acts committed by the past two administrations. Now, the US gov't can revoke your citizenship or assassinate citizens based purely on hearsay (al-Awlaki case). You can and are wiretapped, spied on, etc, etc. Sorry, the Constitution means nothing to these people. People need to take action as the OWS movement is doing.
The United States is starting to turn into North Korea now.
there is a chance it could pass. obama health care passed. this adminastration does not care about the constitution. they do as they please with no regards to the american people

there is a chance it could pass. obama health care passed. this adminastration does not care about the constitution. they do as they please with no regards to the american people


I agree, but this is in NO way unique to the Obama administration. Every single administration in the future will be like this.