Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stop SOPA Censorship is NEVER the answer

Censorship .

What an ugly word. To many pf us living in my region, this is something that used to happen.

Not part of our daily lives. Something they do in China. Not in the United States.

Today, Congress held hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same.Join us to stop this bill.

Think this won't affect you? Censorship affects us all.

Under this bill it will become a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than$2,500.00 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user,e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats.

People trying to keep the Internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

How does website blocking sound? Under this bill the government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users. Read more here.

I am asking all of you to take action on this.

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

Plato said...

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent .