SOPA initiative – Take action

Aguillón-Mata is blacking out this blog-archive as part of the massive internet protest of the proposed legislation “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate, if passed, will harm the free, secure, and open Internet. These bills endanger free speech both in the United States and abroad, setting a frightening precedent of Internet censorship for the world.

If you’re in the US: Take action and tell your elected officials you oppose SOPA/PIPA

Take action now by calling your US Representative and Senators

(If you have any problems with the link above, click here)

Talking points you may want to use on the phone:

Introduction

“As one of your concerned constituents, I urge you to oppose SOPA and PIPA or any future bill that would censor free speech and damage the security of the Internet.”

Regarding Censorship

“The Internet has become an important communications tool allowing the free flow of ideas. As introduced in the House and the Senate, SOPA and PIPA would give the Justice Department and courts tremendous power to shut down entire sites. These bills ignore the principles of the First Amendment that require tailored solutions in lieu of across-the-board censorship. Unfortunately these bills represent terrible precedents for the United States and the world.”

Regarding Cybersecurity

“A safe and secure Web is vital to our privacy, our access to free knowledge, and to commerce. Hundreds of established authorities on the Internet believe that the required blocking of Internet sites in SOPA and PIPA is badly thought out and threatens Internet security.”

You can also Black Out your website on January 18th

Visit http://sopablackout.org/ to get JavaScript code and a WordPress plugin that you can use to stage a blackout protest on your own site.

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