Censorship of the Internet is Proposed In Congress

On November 28th, 2011, wrote:

This is important — Congress is considering two bills (“Protect IP” and “SOPA”) that would let the government or any corporation censor the internet, using the same DNS-blocking techniques as Iran or China. PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. The bills are ostensibly to stop copyright and trademark infringement, but they won’t. Instead– they’ll let the government shut down almost any social media website, since any site can be shut down just for audio, video, text, or even *links* posted by its users. Any corporations will have the power to bankrupt any website or organization by cutting it off from payments, advertising and donations– without so much as a court order. The law is being pushed by some of the strongest lobbies in Washington, it has broad bipartisan support, and it’s likely to pass in some form. As a company we have been active against it: this week we will be participating in – Read the full article