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SOPA has NOT been postponed to 2012!

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Despite the fact that Congress was supposed to be out of session until the end of January, the Judiciary Committee has just announced plans to come back to continue the markup this coming Wednesday. This is rather unusual and totally unnecessary. But it shows just how desperate Hollywood is to pass this bill as quickly as possible, before the momentum of opposition builds up even further.

To take action against this, which we CLEARLY need to keep doing, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation.




As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's domain name system (DNS). The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to redirect or dump users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs. In response, third parties will woo average users to alternative servers that offer access to the entire Internet (not just the newly censored U.S. version), which will create new computer security vulnerabilities as the reliability and universality of the DNS evaporates.

We can not rest on an incomplete victory, we need to keep fighting! Contact your representatives, and let them know how very, VERY wrong this is!

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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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Kind of reminds me of how they passed the Federal Reserve Act... last minute, dead of night, everyone rushing to leave for Christmas break... (and of course no one opposed to it was there at the time.....)

You know what's really a slap in the face.... that come election time they will use this as a 'look what I did' bragging piece for their masters in the media, while telling "us" they fought it as best they could... and the media will embark on the campaign of 'educating' us about the horrors of internet 'piracy' - the definition of which means "anything that might compete with us."

Chris Dodd Resorting To Outright Lying In A Desperate Attempt To Get SOPA Passed

Wikipedia Explains, In Great Detail, How Even An Updated SOPA Hurts The Web & Wikipedia

Writers Guild Realizing That SOPA Goes Too Far; Union Support For Censoring The Internet Begins To Crack



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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I just hope that we keep fighting this, because if SOPA is passed it will change the internet forever. Imagine ATS being taken down for supposed copyright infringement, when really it's just because someone exposed a company or politician. It's honestly a terrifying prospect.



 
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