Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA


End Piracy, Not Liberty

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

From Google:

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business.  Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th.  Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

Tell Congress: Don’t censor the Web!

Fighting online piracy is important.  The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding.  There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs.

Too much is at stake – please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA.

GO HERE TO VOTE!

HOW SOPA WOULD AFFECT YOU

Our reactions to SOPA

Can you imagine?  We will be writing of Hansel and Gretel and comments will contain  recipe ideas.  Anyone for a Girl-scout Mint Cookie!  Fun’s over, see ya after Jan 24th 2012 maybe.

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Update:  SOPA

Generation Now

WE WON

Jan 20th 2012

The largest online protest in history has changed the minds of Congress, convincing them that it was, in fact, a good idea to protect and nurture free speech. The blackouts of various webpages caught the attention of hundreds of millions of people all around the world, an unprecedented amount, and woke the attention of just the right people.

Congratulations, Internet. We won this round, but don’t let it get to our heads. There are going to be more battles in the coming months. None of these bills are completely abandoned, they’re just put to the side for now, ready to be brought back to the table at some point in the future. In fact, Chris Dodd has said – and I paraphrase – that one of the big problems that PIPA and SOPA had was that it took too long for them to be worked out. Apparently, it would have been far better to just shove them down our throats before we had time to gather public support against them.

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