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Protest Internet Censorship

submitted by qntmfred on Wednesday, January 18 2012 at 10:38 AM

Today many websites and companies are protesting the recent proposed legislation (SOPA and PIPA) allegedly designed to combat online piracy. Many have pointed out that these laws would not only be ineffective, but would ultimately require many websites to monitor and censor their users, or risk being permanently shut down at the government's discretion. Furthermore, it continues a pattern of behavior by our government - our representatives - to maintain control over the internet as a whole for dubious purposes, and which has already been abused.

As a place that has always valued the importance of freedom of speech, and whose existence could be threatened if this legislation (or the inevitable similar but renamed and rebranded legislation) is enacted, TWW has joined this protest.

posted by qntmfred on Wednesday, January 18 2012 at 10:38 AM

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from message_topic.aspx?topic=622870:
Quote :
"NC Representatives and Senators:

Rep. David Price [D, NC-4]
Phone: 202-225-1784
Fax: 202-225-2014

Rep. Bradley Miller [D, NC-13]
Phone: 202-225-3032
Fax: 202-225-0181

Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC]
Phone: 202-224-3154
Fax: 202-228-2981
Twitter: burrforsenate

Sen. Kay Hagan [D, NC]
Phone: 202-224-6342
Fax: 202-228-2563
Twitter: SenatorHagan

Tell them you vote and tell them you want SOPA and PIPA stopped. That is all."

1/18/2012 10:44:24 AM

All American
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How's that lifetime T-dub premie looking now...

But no, in all seriousness... We need to get those damn politicians out of office ASAP.

1/18/2012 10:49:40 AM

All American
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[Edited on January 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM. Reason : d]

1/18/2012 10:53:59 AM

(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
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Call your legislators.

1/18/2012 11:13:12 AM

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suspend the senators! wait first offer them free membership and then suspend them!!!

1/18/2012 12:07:00 PM

All American
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Called Richard burr and told him to vote no. 877-907-4136. pretty cool if you need some help. it will route directy to burr.

1/18/2012 1:51:56 PM

balls deep
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1/18/2012 1:55:39 PM

All American
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This black color scheme is awesome. We should descend into totalitarian dystopia more often.

[Edited on January 18, 2012 at 7:43 PM. Reason : .]

1/18/2012 7:42:52 PM

All American
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1/18/2012 10:31:02 PM

soup du hier
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so umm... what ended up happening?

1/30/2012 1:05:32 PM

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