TNET opposes both of the SOPA (HR3261) and PIPA (S968) pending bills in the US Congress.
HR3261 & S968 are threatening your Internet. Most of the web sites you use strongly oppose these bills. Find out why, and how you can help put a stop to this madness before it's too late!
Below are a few links which provide some basic facts about these bills which are currently being considered by the United States Congress...
- Reverse Robocall ALL pro-SOPA MOC + Key Lobbyists (Genius! More info on Ars Technica )
- Phone your Member of Congress the old fashioned way (House ) (Senate )
- Contact Senators who are refusing to meet with constituents about SOPA/PIPA.
- EFF Congressional Emailer - Oppose Internet Blacklisting (SOPA & PIPA)
- ECA Congressional Emailer - Don't Censor Our Internet!
- OpenCongress Congressional Emailer - Oppose SOPA
- Generic Congressional Emailer (You'll need your Zip+4 )
- Outside the US? Sign Petition Opposing US Censorship of Global Sites (EFF)
Opponents of SOPA: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga, EFF, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX)
Supporters of SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corporation, VISA, Mastercard, Pfizer, Comcast, Time Warner, ABC, Nike, Walmart, Dow Chemical, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)
Where does your Member of Congress stand on SOPA? (Project SOPA Opera)
SOPA and PIPA Are Too Dangerous To Revise, They Must Be Killed Entirely
Congress needs to hear from you , or these dangerous bills will pass - they have tremendous lobbying dollars behind them, from large corporations reportedly hoping to prop up outdated, anti-consumer business models at the expense of the very fabric of the Internet -- recklessly unleashing a tsunami of take-down notices and litigation, and a Pandora's jar of "chilling effects" and other unintended (or perhaps intended?) consequences.
For example, Monster Cable considers craigslist a "rogue site" for takedown under PIPA - they want to prevent YOU from selling YOUR unwanted cables so they can increase sales! Many other "rights holders" want to do the same . Boycott anyone? There is an app for that.
Corporations pushing SOPA/PIPA want the ability to block you from reaching any web site they feel might be hurting their profits -- without due process of any kind, or review in any court -- by literally interrupting all Internet traffic to those sites via DNS at the ISPs and by censoring search engine results. Incredibly, many lawmakers want to give them that right.
There is still time to be heard. Congress is starting to backpedal on this job-killing, anti-American nonsense, and the Obama administration has weighed in against these bills as drafted, but SOPA/PIPA cannot be fixed or revised -- they must be killed altogether .
Sen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep Ron Wyden (D-OR) are championing an alternative to SOPA/PIPA called Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN) that focuses on cutting off payments to foreign sites dedicated to piracy, and refrains from disrupting basic Internet protocols, or threatening mainstream US sites like craigslist.
Tim O'Reilly, a publisher who is himself subject to piracy, asks whether piracy is even a problem, and whether there is even a legitimate need for any of these bills .
Learn more about SOPA, Protect IP (PIPA), and Internet Blacklisting:
- Growing Chorus of Opposition to SOPA
- Open Letter against SOPA from 83 Prominent Internet Engineers
- Why SOPA and Protect IP (PIPA) are Bad, Bad Ideas (Techdirt)
- Piracy not a problem , SOPA/PIPA unnecessary (Tim O'Reilly on GigaOM)
- SOPA News (Google News)
- SOPA Wikipedia entry
- SOPA FAQ (CNET)
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