Update: House cancels vote on SOPA (Internet censorship bill), adjourns for the year. Join the petition & keep up pressure so we can kill this bill next year.

Via on Dec 15, 2011

Update:

VICTORY! Because of immense public pressure, the House Judiciary Committee cancelled their vote on the bill that would kill Internet innovation and free speech — and adjourned for the rest of the year! Sign the Petition.

“Kill SOPA, save America’s Internet and American jobs: Act Now, bill goes to the House Tomorrow.”

^ That’s the headline on Reddit, on BoingBoing, on dozens if not hundreds and thousands of web sites.

Will the internet continue to be a limitless land of free speech?

Click here to call. Click here to write an insta-letter to your Rep.

“Tomorrow, the US government will vote to have broad powers to block any site. SOPA would not only hurt free speech, it will choke off the internet workforce and its readers by taking down entire websites. Today is the only day we have left to have our voices heard. It’s time to pull all stops – please make a call right now to protest censorship. Your call matters. If you don’t call, SOPA will pass. If there is one call per minute into every one of our representatives, we have a chance of stalling SOPA enough so it dies for quite some time. Please call Congress now and tell them you oppose internet censorship and stifling the internet. If you own a site, you’re in the best position to spread the word. Please post this call widget. If we’re really going to stop SOPA, we need you to get involved. If you write emails or have a blog, or if you post to Facebook, twitter, tumblr, tell everyone by blacking out your text here. It’s super easy. SOPA kills jobs that we need right now and blocks sites to Americans for the purpose of serving copyright in vague and overbroad ways, in ways that are not even well-agreed on by academics in the field. Please help us stop SOPA now.” ~ American Censorship

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Via Reddit:

List of representatives on the House Judiciary Committee

If one of them is your Rep, then call. Really it takes like two minutes and it does make a pretty big difference.

Via Reddit:

For you lazy asses: http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/

A few clicks and it emails your reps for you.

No excuses… do it.

Choice Reddit comment: “But seriously, the REAL reason they are doing this is to get Rebecca Black off the interwebs for real this time.”

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20 Responses to “Update: House cancels vote on SOPA (Internet censorship bill), adjourns for the year. Join the petition & keep up pressure so we can kill this bill next year.”

  1. DUDE says:

    HEY WAKE UP IT IS NOT OVER THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE ON THIS DEC 21ST.

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  6. tobyyates says:

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will have heard about the legislation that they are trying to rush through in the States right now to curtail the rise of online piracy using methods which really are best described as draconian. I’ve been deeply concerned about this as it looks potentially to be the death of user generated content and innovation within the tech sector – something I’ve been part of for over twenty years.

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    You see the the anti-SOPA lobby have assumed that the MPAA / RIAA (collectively known as the MAFIAA) weren’t willing to adapt and viewed folk like Anonymous as a threat. That sending letters to individuals a-la ACS-LAW wasn’t a viable strategy. Turns out we were wrong. They actually saw an opportunity. They watched, they learned and are proposing a new model even more impressive than the good old ‘Denial of Service’ attack the hackers use.gevelwerken

  7. jamescameron says:

    I'm not sure what you mean by not illegal?

    SOPA as it stands is a concern. I agree. However I am more worried about something else now. The ease in which the big tech and social media giants have been able to control the press on the SOPA story has to be concerning to all. They are the new version|Platte daken| of Rupert Murdoch. They stand a lot to lose from SOPA and have basically implemented a propaganda campaign to sop it. The power they wield is beginning to frighten me.

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  8. Michael Miles says:

    Tomorrow, the US government will vote to have broad powers to block any site. SOPA would not only hurt free speech, it will choke off the internet workforce and its readers by taking down entire websites. Today is the only day we have left to have our voices heard. It’s time to pull all stops – please make a call right now to protest censorship. Your call matters. If you don’t call, SOPA will pass. If there is one call per minute into every one of our representatives, we have a chance of stalling SOPA enough so it dies for quite some time. Please call Congress now and tell them you
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  11. Henry Wilson says:

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