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Fight SOPA!

starkwords submitted

PROTECT IP (S. 968)/SOPA (HR. 3261) creates the first system for Internet censorship - this bill has sweeping provisions that give the government and corporations leeway and legal cover for taking down sites “by accident,” mistakenly, or for NOT doing “enough” to protect the interests of Hollywood. These bills that are moving very quickly through Congress and can pass before Christmas aim to give the US government and corporations the ability to block sites over infringing links posted by their users and give ISPs the release to take any means to block peoples’ sites, including slowing down your connection. That’s right, some say this bill is a workaround to net neutrality and is bigger than net neutrality.

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Basically what this means is that any site that has ever made copyright material available in ANY WAY could be completely blocked in the USA. That includes ALL of Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else with user-generated content that could potentially be used to share copyright material. 

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