The Time Is Now To Fight For Your Rights On SOPA And PIPA!

Folks, the time is now to stand up for your right of free speech. How would you like to wake up one day and see your favorite website blacked out from the overreach of the government hand? I do not want my wonderful nation to tell me that I can no longer use any website of my choosing. This is exactly what will happen if someone makes even a false complaint against a website that they are hosting illegal content or even linking to it. I want each and every one of you to go sign this Google petition and make your own voice heard. It is all important that you take a few minutes of your time to do this.

Sign The Google Anti Sopa Petition

Just keep in mind that you will have a lot of spare time in the future if the government has it’s way with our rights. You will not be able to access some sites that they shut down. I am making a wide net here of course, the point is the government could shut sites down. We do not need Congress telling us what to do. We get get enough of that already in our daily lives.

There seems to be some backlash and withdrawal of support by some in Congress. I say the vote looks close as it stands now, but we need to get this bill killed now before it sees the light of day. Many millions of people have signed the petition and have been calling emailing their elected officials. So much so that it has inundated the call centers from what I am seeing. That is good, but we must up the pressure a notch and really turn it on. Bring it home people! You know we can wage such a mess with exercising our rights of free speech that they cannot help but hear us.

Congressman Ron Paul has vowed to filibuster the bill into oblivion. You can read more here .

I do hope you will take the time to voice your opposition to this freedom killing bill. I have seen a lot of great informational posts on the subject and the internet is on fire with this one. I will give you another link here shortly that has some very good info, this is from a friend of mine who really let them have it and he even got called by the US Senator over it! I would say he has their full and complete attention now! This is what we want, and it’s to bad that we have to get so mad just to get them to actually listen to us, but we are the ones who run the show. They work for us, not the other way around, and as long as the elected officials keep this in mind, they may be able to stay another term.

Please take time to sign the petition from the link above and then go read read this next great article. I will warn you, do not be drinking anything when you land on his page, you may end up spewing your drink all over your monitor or desk…LOL.

Got Your SOPA And PIPA Hanging Between The Legs!

Keep the faith people, we can kill this bill!

 

Jim

 

SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act – Will It Effect You Directly?

Will SOPA Effect Me As A Website Owner?

As soon as I heard that our wonderful government was involved in yet another extreme power grab and trying to run the internet I was really pissed off. These folks cannot make a budget, run anything at all and are complete failures in my eyes. I have never seen such a mess and now they want to take away the the last breath of freedom from us. The internet is fine as it is right now, we do not need yet another failed government policy protecting the huge corporations. That’s all this is, a big piece of legislation to protect movie makers and music production companies. It would change the face of the internet forever.

Wikipedia does a nice writeup here , It has both pros and cons and lists the makers or sponsors of the bill as it stands right now. This bill would encourage more people ratting on file sharing sites or even the individual website owner like you. Let’s say that you had the rights to some PLR or even resale rights to some software or something like that and were making it available from your website, if somebody wanted to file a complaint, they could get your website shut down with no due process. It would be up to you to prove that you have the correct documentation to distribute the said file.

The SOPA or stop online piracy act is way to broad in scope as it is written right now. I will also include a link for the actual bill so you can read it for yourself. Imagine one morning waking up and going to see your website stats for the previous day, only to find you cannot access your server. That is because this bill would give the hosting companies and the government the power to shut you down for a complaint.

Where Are Our Rights Going?

Nice job people, why don’t you just throw us in a gulag next time why don’t you? What the hell is going on with this country? It is not the wonderful America I was born and raised in, not even close. Our rights as citizens are being watered down every year. And don’t give me that “internet is a privilege” BS. The base foundation of the right to free speech is actually related to the constitution, or have you folks in congress read it lately?

The bill does not need to exist people, we have the DMCA that covers this type of thing. Enforce laws on the books already, not make new broad power laws that reduce our freedoms. I have read where this government we have now has already forced corporations to go offshore, what the heck to do you think this new bill will do? That’s right, people will not put up with it and take their company offshore and leave the country. They won’t have to comply with this new law and they can run their hosting company outside the scope of the law. The general jist of what I was reading is that it will actually force pepole to make drastic business decisions and move away from our nations borders and take the revenue with it.

How Can I Get Involved?

 

What you can do is to call your congressman and mention the bill that is up for committee and speak your mind. You can visit this site to write your concerns both pro and con at the address here .

I would encourage you to get involved as much as possible, this is a major power grab and creates duplicate laws with an emphasis on a wider net that can be cast to punish anyone that happens to caught in it, both innocent and otherwise. I feel SOPA is to broad and encompassing to be effective and could be used to shut down any mom and pop website they want to silence. In the wake of all the music and movie sharing I can see the reasoning behind this bill, they just need to either kill it as it stands or water it down to protect the normal blogging citizen.