On November 16, this blog will be taking part on the American Censorship Day Campaign. You will see the logo below covering my banner. We already know how pervasive Internet censorship can be and how carried away it can get. Some countries are already prime examples.
"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." ~PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet by Fight the Future
On November 16, Congress will hold a hearing on the first American Internet censorship system. Write to your senator and representative. The video below will explain more about it.