Sunday, January 22, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [1/22/12]: Censorship Edition

          ‎"How anybody expects a man to stay in business with every two-bit wowser in the country claiming a veto over what we can say and can't say and what we can show and what we can't show — it's enough to make you throw up. The whole principle is wrong; it's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't eat steak."
~Robert A. Heinlein from his 1950's novella The Man Who Sold the Moon

          SOPA and PIPA has greatly weaken and being put aside for now thanks everybody on the Internet's help! This is what happens when we band together for a good cause.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! -

          PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites-- they just have to convince a judge that the site is "dedicated to copyright infringement."

          The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

          According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that's for a fix that won't work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

Stand Together: The Gaming Community vs SOPA and PIPA
Sign a petition to have the ESA remove their support from SOPA/PIPA here -

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