SOPA Legislation allows the United States Government to Shut Down Any Website Instantly (Video)

Via on Dec 7, 2011

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! -

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

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2 Responses to “SOPA Legislation allows the United States Government to Shut Down Any Website Instantly (Video)”

  1. Jared polis says:

    This is a really terrible bill. It would follow the "china model" and the Internet in each nation would be different. A terrible power for our government and large corporations to have, the bill also includes dns blocking and is not technically sound nor consistent with the architecture of the Internet.

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