elephantjournal.com: Censored.

Via on Jan 17, 2012

Update: Two Senators have already switched. SOPA/PIPA on cover of NY Times.

What’s up with the “Censored” logo? What’s SOPA/PIPA?

Click here to stop SOPA PIPA.

Check blacked-out Reddit’s front page for succinct “what’s up.”

Wikipedia is down!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video:

Basically SOPA and PIPA are the first internet censorship bills that might actually pass in US, which would encourage many other countries to do same. Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, many other sites going dark or blacking out logo, sharing info all day in effort to raise public awareness before too late. We’ve joined.

Our home page and FB logos changed all day, sharing up info on SOPA / PIPA. Keep the ‘net free of censorship.

Update:

Google, Wikipedia, Reddit all going black or, like elephant and thousands of other freedom-hearting sites, featuring blacked out logo.

(Photo: infowars)

Update:

SOPA vote in the House delayed; PIPA vote in the Senate is still on for January 24th.

 

Following last Friday’s statement from the Obama administration, Congress has shelved the SOPA bill indefinitely. A similar bill called the “Protect IP act” or PIPA will still come before the Senate on January 24th unless the public outcry against censorship continues.

Many popular websites–including Wikipedia and Reddit–will be going black tomorrow for SOPA blackout day as a powerful reminder that if we don’t stand up against this censorship, blank screens are what we have in store for us.

Do you enjoy reading elephant? Please contact your Senator before the PIPA vote on January 24th. Do you know where your representatives in the House and the Senate stand on this legislation? SOPA-opposed Congressman Jared Polis from Colorado spent several hours fielding questions on this and other topics on Reddit yesterday. If you don’t know how your interests are being protected, it’s time to find out.

What else can you do?

Skip companies that would support this type of legislation, support the ones that share your concerns, and keep supporting indie media.

Or one day soon you may find that the internet looks like this:

(Photo: Softpedia)

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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17 Responses to “elephantjournal.com: Censored.”

  1. greenbless says:

    Thank you for keeping us posted on this crucial issue!

  2. Kate, thanks so much for sharing this and making the info easily accessible. I have contacted both of my Senators.

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  4. MarySol says:

    Thanks for making me aware!

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  6. Lorin says:

    It's scary. There has to be a way to provide protections for intellectual property and livelihood without such sweeping measures.

    • In my opinion, the best approach is for it to continue on as it has been thus far–private companies using the legal system to sue for copyright infringement. There are several wonderful groups available online to smaller/indie artists and groups that might not be able to afford their own legal representation. Giving control of this over to the government is a dangerous step down a slippery slope.

  7. Greg Eckard says:

    Well written article! Very clear and concise.

  8. Spencer says:

    This is outrageous. I agree with you: this bill must be stopped before it is too late.

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  11. matthewscottwallace says:

    Its warming to see such widespread support for this cause. Thanks for getting this out to us!

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  14. jaimehall says:

    Awesome! This is important & not a partisan issue in any way. We all need to be heard on this one. voegwerken

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