|FROM ||Robert Menes
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Copyright Wars heat up
|On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:52 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
> This defaulted from Mozzila
> Dear friend,
> I just emailed Congress to urge them to oppose the Internet Blacklist
> Legislation, known as the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop
> Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. This legislation seeks to give
> the executive branch power to conduct slash-and-burn campaigns against
> websites that allegedly host – or even link to – content that
> infringes on intellectual property rights. That would
> “disappear” whole domain names, fundamentally undermining
> Internet security, and/or choke off their financial support. The
> Internet Blacklist Legislation puts more sites than ever at risk,
> effectively upending the DMCA safe harbors that have been crucial to the
> growth of Internet innovation and creativity.
> Sadly, these short-sighted and dangerous bills won’t do much to stop
> online infringement – but they will jeopardize our ability to speak
> and read online with the kind of freedom we cherish in the offline
> world. Deep-pocketed Hollywood lobbyists are aggressively pushing to
> control and censor the open Internet, willing to sacrifice free speech
> and our Internet culture in hopes of controlling how people view their
> movies and products.
We need to make all the noise possible and get as many people as we can
to make even more noise. I for one do not want to see a free internet go down
in flames like this.
Nobody's ever lost in life...they're merely taking the scenic route.
Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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