I just received this in my inbox:
Today, Mozilla is joining the virtual strike against Internet censorship… along with others like Wikipedia and Google… to raise awareness of US Congress legislation that could fundamentally alter the Internet we know and love. This harmful legislation, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate, will be voted on as early as 24 January in the Senate. If you live in the USA, there’s still time to help stop these bills from becoming law. Please visit mozilla.org/sopa for information on the bill, and on ways you can reach out to your senators. What makes this legislation so bad? Here’s how it’d change the Web:
- Communication platforms… from YouTube to Facebook to Amazon… could be shut down if a single rights holder alleges a violation.
- It’d make the Web less stable and less secure.
- Social networking sites, like Twitter or Facebook, could be forced to track and control user behavior, stunting innovation and undermining free expression.
- Your Internet provider could be required to inspect all of your traffic and browsing.
Jane & Winston
There’s nothing to add, save to remind you to register to vote as soon as possible, make sure that your ID’s up to date (the GOP pigs intend to question all ID’s this November in an attempt to minimise votes for President Obama), and get out and VOTE AGAINST THE GOP this November. Otherwise, you’ll have a dictatorship of the affluent, for the affluent, by the affluent. After all, Mitt Romney only pays 15 percent of his income in taxes, now… if he wins, it’ll be significantly less. Where’s the money to run the government to come from? From YOU, of course… you don’t deserve a living wage, you don’t deserve healthcare, and you don’t deserve a free internet… the Republican Party says so.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! I will… what about YOU?