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Jan 17 2012 11:58 PM | Computerpro2 in Misc
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We are going on strike to protest against the SOPA and PIPA bills.

We're protesting of proposed legislation "The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate" that, if passed, will harm the free, secure, and open Internet.

These bills endanger free speech both in the United States and abroad, setting a frightening precedent of Internet censorship for the world.
Today we ask you to take action.
How Can You Join The Fight?

To maximize the impact, please consider calling your US Representative and US Senators and explain that you are a constituent and that you oppose these bills and similar future legislation. Things you may want to say to your Senator or Representative "As one of your concerned constituents, I urge you to oppose SOPA and PIPA or any future bill that would censor free speech and damage the security of the Internet." Regarding Censorship" The Internet has become an important communications tool allowing the free flow of ideas.

As introduced in the House and the Senate, SOPA and PIPA would give the Justice Department and courts tremendous power to shut down entire sites. These bills ignore the principles of the First Amendment that require tailored solutions in lieu of across-the-board censorship.

"Unfortunately these bills represent terrible precedents for the United States and the world." Regarding Cybersecurity "A safe and secure Web is vital to our privacy, our access to free knowledge, and to commerce. Hundreds of established authorities on the Internet believe that the required blocking of Internet sites in SOPA and PIPA is badly thought out and threatens Internet security."
Write To Your US Representative and US Senators:

You can send a message to your US Representative by going to Fight For The Future, a website dedicated to stopping the SOPA and PIPA bills.
Alternatively, you can visit any of the following websites to get in touch with your local US Representative and US Senator. Please take a look at the links posted below: Learn More About SOPA and PIPA:
Also, why not listen to a little music while we're on strike?

"Heavy Prey" by Lacey Sturm featuring Glen Lenardo

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