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Much of the web is offline today, because the US Senate is considering legislation that would certainly kill us forever. The legislation is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), and would put us in legal jeopardy if we linked to a site anywhere online that had any links to copyright infringement.
This would unmake the Web, just as proposed in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). We don’t want that world. If you don’t want it either, visit AmericanCensorship.org for instructions on contacting your Senator. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has more information on this and other issues central to your freedom online.
I ripped this directly from boing boing. Which is one place where I like to cruise on the net. This is real, people. If you like the net, filthy wonderful depraved information bazaar such as it is, step up and phone Congress. Name, issue, position. A phone call takes two minutes to get your voice heard. And as a person who’s been there, I can tell you. It does make a difference.
You remember that first video of Claire rocking it to Journey? This bill would get my bit of the net shut down.
Hit the phones people. Or rewatch that video of Claire. Or, better. Do one while you do the other.