PROTESTS AGAINST SOPA
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.
Help protect the web. Sign the petition against SOPA & PIPA: http://t.co/zlj2BFCU
And please share the petition
I am also joining the ranks of US and international internet and technology organizations like Free Software Foundation (FSF), Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), Mozilla, Google, Wikipedia, Open Source Initiative, WordPress, and Human Rights organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, in expressing our concern with these US Congress and Senate bills:
- Information on H.R.3261 – Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
- Information on S.968 PROTECT IP Act (PIPA)
A US Congressional vote is slated on these bills for this month [now delayed until February], and many feel that it will inevitably become a mandate for formalized Internet censorship, with an impact that goes far beyond the borders of any single country.
PIPA introduces a deeply concerning degree of legal uncertainty into the internet economy, particularly for users and businesses internationally. And while SOPA is also a US bill, it has several provisions that would have serious implications for international civil and human rights which raise concerns about how the United States is approaching global Internet governance.
You can respects legitimate Intellectual Property rights of others, but still be concerned about the consequences of such far reaching laws, both for citizens of the US, and the global community!