Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fight Internet Legislation

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

A very important fight right now to protect the Internet. It started with SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act ) and now it is the Protect IP Act (PIPA). This is very dangerous action that is brought on by lobbyists of the entertainment industry. Instead of adapting, they want more power over the internet and people who are singing "Happy Birthday." (Ok, it's just one example). I encourage you to contacting your congress person immediately. This U.S. Senate bill is extremely dangerous. Laws are already on the books about copyright infringement, but they now want to go after any WEBSITE that allows a posting, even if they don't moderate their site.. Or make PAYPAL stop accepting someone's payments or make ISP's block individual websites.  How about censoring your video because you have copyrighted music in the background.. not intentional, but it just happened to be on at the time!

This is not the American Way.  We don't need to have censorship with the entertainment industry dictating to the public at large because someone sang a copyrighted tune.  This is going too far.

Please read up and be aware that this will effect a large number of websites, such as FB, Pinterest and other social networking sites.  Time to rein in the entertainment industry.. times are changing, use legal recourse like everyone else and learn to adapt.  

The Senate is scheduled to vote on this internet bill on Tuesday, January 24th. Contact your Senators TODAY and let them know you oppose this legislation.

More reading on the topic.

San Diego City Beat

Info World

Fight for the Future 

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