Maybe you’ve already heard about this.. Maybe you don’t think it’s that important, or people are exaggerating.
But it is true. The access to the Internet that we love and take for granted is threatened in ways absolutely unprecedented. Your urgent action is needed.
PROTECT-IP is yet another bill whose name makes it sound like a good thing, but it is actually doing the opposite and creating a setup for destroying the freedom of the Internet as we have enjoyed it.
This is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity.” The law would let corporate interests shut down entire sites — they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
The U.S. government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse or due process for the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it (like whistling a pop song), or doing what sites like YouTube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — for a fix that won’t even work, which disrupts the Internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the Internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.
Find out more. And please hurry. This thing is poised to fly through as early as NEXT WEDNESDAY, the 18th!
Call your Senator. We have got to stop this, or else the government, giant media, and corporate interests will basically, and exclusively, own and control our access. Find out more by clicking here or here: