Tomorrow is American Censorship Day: FIGHT SOPA!

Nicholas from Fight for the Future says,

Hundreds of sites have been joining American Censorship Day, taking place tomorrow, November 16, including the EFF, Boing Boing, Reddit, Creative Commons, Hype Machine, and many, many, many more. The momentum is building really fast!

This day of protest is against a new bill in Congress called 'SOPA' that could pass this month. It would create the first ever United States Goverment website censorship system, using DNS blocking. Sound familiar? It’s the same technology Libya and China use to prevent their citizens from seeing undesirable websites. The bill would chill innovation, create huge liability for startups, and would set a terrible global precedent for government censorship of the Internet.

If you have a website big or small, please, please join us tomorrow to stop censorship-- you can sign up and learn more at

American Censorship Day November 16 - Join the fight to stop SOPA


  1. I just received this form email from Chuck Schumer. It implied he likes the bill. What I wanna know is, from this standpoint, don’t existing laws already preform the function of the “protect IP” act. I mean, Napster got shut down back in the day without this act.. here’s his letter:
    Thank you for your contacting me in opposition to S.968, the PROTECT IP Act. Like you, I believe that consumers should have access to a vibrant and innovative online community to discuss their ideas and opinions.  At the same time, we must not let the internet become a haven for intellectual property thieves.       The threat to intellectual property owners over the internet is clear. Every year, the US Chamber of Commerce estimates that copyright theft costs our nation about $58 billion in lost output, 373,375 in lost jobs, and $16 billion in lost employee earnings. These numbers present an unacceptable burden to US businesses. In addition, companies may be less likely to innovate because their products may be stolen by intellectual property pirates, creating a drag on the US economy.      The PROTECT IP Act addresses the problem of intellectual property theft online, but it also contains important due process protections to ensure that legal activity over the internet is not disrupted.  As you may know, the PROTECT IP Act would allow the Department of Justice to file a claim against a website that 1) has no significant purpose other than engaging in or facilitating copyright infringement, circumventing technology controlling access to copyrighted works, or selling or promoting counterfeit goods or services; or (2) is designed, operated, or marketed and used to engage in such activities. A judge would have to find that a website is intentionally violating intellectual property rights of an American entity before he could issue an order against that site. I believe PROTECT IP Act would provide law enforcement and intellectual property holders additional tools to protect American intellectual property from websites while still ensuring the constitutionally protected rights of free speech and due process. The PROTECT IP Act currently is awaiting action on the floor of the Senate, and I will continue to monitor this bill as it moves through the Senate.        Thank you for contacting me on this important issue.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can ever be of assistance to you on this, or any other matter.    Sincerely, Charles E. SchumerUnited States Senator

  2. Please repost the following on your facebooks:

    THE INTERNET IS UNDER ATTACK. Fighting for our freedom: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo!, Zynga, AOL, eBay, and Mozilla together issued a joint letter to congress today opposing the SOPA internet censorship bill. They say this is a fight for the future of the internet. REPOST THIS MESSAGE, I want to see you all repost this. Write congress:   sign the petition:   Proof is here:

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