Help me (insert name here), Your the Internets Only Hope

Today, one of the most horrible things ever that could happen to the Internet is about to be made into law.

Two new bills, PROTECT IP (S. 968)/SOPA (HR. 3261), are being voted on today (November 16, 2011). These internet censorship bills would make it where the governement could take …”down sites “by accident,” mistakenly, or for NOT doing “enough” to protect the interests of Hollywood” (Cory Doctorow).

“How do these bills effect me” you ask? Lets pretend that your making an awesome video in your frontyard and someone drives by with a copyrighted song playing on their radio and your camera recorded that audio. Then lets say you have your own awesome website (like to post your awesome video on. Well, with the power of the IP & SOPA bill, the government could not only shut down your site, but they could also throw you in prison for 5 years just for you having that video on your site. Almost sounds like 3rd world country policy.

So, to find out more about these bills that trample on free speech and how to help stop them…


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