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

~

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.”


3,934 views

About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 

Comments

Leave a Reply