Tuesday, January 17, 2012



There is a bill in Congress that will affect your rights on the web and will censor all web sites, blogs, etc.  In a nutshell :

SOPA explicitly states that companies will be liable for everything their users post. Sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Wikipedia, or any sites that allow user generated content CANNOT exist under these laws. Immediately after this bill is passed, you will see the media mafia (MPIAA, RIAA, etc) replacing websites like Wikipedia with commercialized encyclopedia software. Mainstream media outlets will not cover this bill because they are the ones lobbying for it.

If you want to know more - Google created a doc to read and inform - SOPA for Dummies.

WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND STOP THIS BILL FROM PASSING! 
To help you do this stop by Fight the Wall  or American Censorship and find out how to connect with your Representative!

19 comments:

The Cat From Hell said...

Pretty soon, it will be like China and their censorship laws.
We is fighting.
Kisses
Nellie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are going dark for the protest at midnight!

catsynth said...

We're participating in the protest, too. Our site will go dark tomorrow for 12 hours.

It seems like the tide was turning against the bills, but now it looks like they're back, so this actions comes more important.

Sparkle said...

Thanks for the info! My human is calling her congresspeople on Wednesday - she just found out one of her senators co-sponsored PIPA, one she VOTED for, and she is FURIOUS! She will have to take some deep breaths before she picks up the phone!

Linda said...

Thank you for posting this. The SOPA and PIPA bills will do nothing to stop online privacy, but it will put censorship in the hands of the wrong people.

Old Kitty said...

Yay gorgeous Cats of Wildcat Woods!! Power to the peeps and kitties and woofies and all petties! Take care
x

FURKIDSMOM said...

We had Mom sign the petition and she is going to contact our Congressman too.

The Florida Furkids

Hannah and Lucy said...

We have been over and signed the non-American petition.
Luv Hanah and Lucy xx xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thanks for the nudge yesterday. We just finished our post.

Brian said...

I have a super jumbo litter box, let's put that SOPA thingy in there!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We signed the petition and posted on this today as well. xx

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

if it passes we will ALL be in jail!

meowmeowmans said...

We saw your email after we published our post for today. :( BUT we have been over to sign the petition!

Nikita and Elvira said...

Thanks to your heads Up on this important story, we were able to do our own post, with an image of us, and add a few more links.

You were also the 2000th comment to be left on our blog in over 2 years, and we thank you!

Au and Target said...

Quite right. Malaysia is chockablock with censors which is why print is dying and online media flourishing. Also, we're reading banned books online. Censorship is silly; everyone should read and see what they want to. If you ask me, most censors are illiterate anyway.

We dropped by to say that Target is much better. Thanks for the purrs!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Love what Sparkle said and yes, it's getting VERY China and oppressed places-like.

xoxoxo Katie

Marg said...

We sure hope it all gets blocked. That would be so horrible if it passes.

TK and Squashies said...

Dis a very gud fing you does! Me agrees hole-heartedlee!

The Cat From Hell said...

Me gived yous a sweet award today! Please stop by my blog and pick it up!
Kisses
Nellie

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