Sunday, October 3, 2010

Internet Blacklist

This isn't related to the blog at all, I simply think people should be informed of what can happen if we allow this bill to pass.

COICA

In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.

If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.

Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.

Stop the Internet Blacklist

And if you are a US citizen, please take the time to sign this petition
DemandProgress.org - Petition to Stop the Internet Blacklist!


Update: Also for US citizens, you can email your Senator from the following link and tell him or her your concerns about this bill

Tell Your Senator: No Website Blacklists, No Internet Censorship!

13 comments:

  1. If it happens there will be a national outrage. There will be small protests popping up all around the country. Then in a few months nothing will have changed.

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  2. very interesting !

    supporting & following you.

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  3. (internet) censorship is horrible!
    im with you!

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  4. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  5. and you know whats crazy? you tell this to anyone else and they say:
    "ah its just the government trying to protect peoples rights/get rid of pedophiles. you are a horrible person for opposing this!"

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  6. It's good to see that you're beating inertia today :)

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  7. ya man I used all the links already, fucking crazy they're trying to censor the internet. I have faith it will be stopped dead in its tracks.

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