Saturday, May 14, 2011

Worse Than China? U.S. Government Wants To Censor Search Engines And Browsers

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Kill COICA 2.0, the Internet Censorship Bill

Demand Progress

We knew that members of Congress and their business allies were gearing up to pass a revised Internet Blacklist Bill -- which more than 325,000 Demand Progress members helped block last winter -- but we never expected it to be this atrocious.  Last year's bill has been renamed the "PROTECT IP" Act and it is far worse than its predecessor.  A summary of it is posted below.

Senators Leahy and Hatch pretended to weigh free speech concerns as they revised the bill.  Instead, the new legislation would institute a China-like censorship regime in the United States, whereby the Department of Justice could force search engines, browsers, and service providers to block users' access to websites, and scrub the American Internet clean of any trace of their existence.

Furthermore, it wouldn't just be the Attorney General who could add sites to the blacklist, but the new bill would allow any copyright holder to get sites blacklisted -- sure to result in an explosion of dubious and confused orders.

Will you urge Congress to oppose the PROTECT IP Act?  Just add your name at right.

PETITION TO CONGRESS:  The PROTECT IP Act demonstrates an astounding lack of respect for Internet freedom and free speech rights.  I urge you to oppose it.





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2 comments:

placeofrefuge2012 said...

China (and Australia) were just test sites for what we will be dealing with soon. place of refuge 2012 dot com

Anonymous said...

A Peltition won't do any good. When was the last time a government ained to reply to a Petition?
Ever heard of any?


Under the Legal system we have now, a Petition is a begging letter, wherein, people are on their knees.

So, when the Feds see Petitions, they'll just laugh and laugh at how gullible we are.

The answer is, "tehre are MORe of US, than there is of THEM>

Figure it out....non-violently...we don't want to be like them!

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