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I am against SOPA and PIPA and American Censorship!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I am against SOPA and PIPA

How can the US Government think it has the right to police the WWW - I'm tired of the US Government trying to police the entire world. Now they think they have the right to tell me what sites I can go to and my ISP is supposed to censor me?!

When did this become a Communist Republic?!

Please consider joining the fight - do you think you will like the Government forcing your ISP to censor which websites you visit? and

Sign the petitions and make your opinions known please.

**This blog would not be allowed if SOPA & PIPA pass!
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    Honestly, I'm surprised that it has taken this long for a bill like this to be proposed. The US has had censorship for years...television, was only a matter of time before the Internet was part of that. This is more about greed than censorship, though. And, I think we can all agree that one of the biggest problems in the US is corporate greed.

    I find it super amusing that the entertainment industry likes to complain about how much money they are losing to piracy. If you were to compare it to how much they make off the American people, it probably wouldn't even be a drop in the bucket!
    1741 days ago
    I agree with you too!
    1741 days ago
    In Canada we cannot accept Hulu and other sites like that.
    1742 days ago
    I live in UK, but I joined the fight!
    1742 days ago
    emoticon oh (big) brother
    1742 days ago
    The vote has been postponed until further notice. They wish to
    reconsider the wording of this action, according to reports on
    the internet.
    1742 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I cannot go on any non-approved site at work.

    1742 days ago
    Well, to keep perspective here, it's not so much the Government as it is Corporate America trying to hold onto their profits. Now that a corporation has been declared by the Supreme Court of America as having as much rights as an individual, they are buying their vote with our politicians. This is about corporate greed and our government bought and sold by corporate interests. The internet is a vast arena of free speech and thoughts - and cable companies, cell phone companies, and the entertainment industry are losing their shirts because of it. What needs to happen is for Americans and the rest of the world to shout to the rooftops that technology has brought us to a new age and the corporations need to get with the program and hear our voice.
    1742 days ago
    as someone else said earlier "Google had this on there page the other day:
    "Stop piracy, Not liberty" "
    Absolutely Right !
    1742 days ago
    Thank you! I will go and sign! emoticon
    1742 days ago
    It gets worse and worse every day. Comrade Obama's goal is to control the masses and strip us of every freedom American have enjoyed for centuries. November can't come soon enough.
    1742 days ago
    I am with you! I already signed.
    Google had this on there page the other day:
    "Stop piracy, Not liberty"
    I understand that they are trying to find a way to protect property of others but this is not the way to do it.
    1742 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2012 11:06:01 AM
    I support SOPA and PIPA.
    According to CBS:

    "What does the legislation do?

    There are already laws that protect copyrighted material, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). But while the DMCA focuses on removing specific, unauthorized content from the Internet, SOPA and PIPA instead target the platform -- that is, the site hosting the unauthorized content.

    The bills would give the Justice Department the power to go after foreign websites willfully committing or facilitating intellectual property theft -- "rogue" sites like The Pirate Bay. The government would be able to force U.S.-based companies, like Internet service providers, credit card companies and online advertisers, to cut off ties with those sites.

    Why content providers want SOPA and PIPA

    Content groups like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and business representatives like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, argue that innovation and jobs in content-creating industries are threatened by growing Internet piracy. Overseas websites, they argue, are a safe haven for Internet pirates profiting off their content.

    According to the Global Intellectual Property Center, which is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, intellectual property-intensive sectors employ more than 19 million people in the U.S. and create $7.7 trillion in gross output. Foreign website operators currently outside the bounds of U.S. law; SOPA and PIPA would help quell illegitimate Internet activity."

    1742 days ago
    I've already joined this fight. I believe it violates the Constitution. Of course, since the so called Patriot Act passed, we really have no privacy or rights that cannot be superseded by the government without reason or due process.
    1742 days ago
  • RR1_RR1
    Amen to that- its ridiculous isnt it!
    1742 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Thank you for bogging about this, hopefully the attention these bills have gotten the last few weeks have helped our elected representatives "to see the light!" We must remain vigilant!
    1742 days ago
    It is so insane...
    1742 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for blogging!! Moni
    1742 days ago
    l am totally with you. Thanks for blogging about this. emoticon
    1742 days ago
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