• Petitioned Congress and Hollywood

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Congress and Hollywood
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Stop the internet control bill NOW.

    1. Veronica  Deevers
    2. Petition by

      Veronica Deevers

      Camanche, IA

The IP Act (S.968 - PROTECT IP Act of 2011) establishes a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be "dedicated to infringing activities." The DoJ or the copyright owner would be able to commence a legal action against the alleged infringer and the DoJ would be allowed to demand that search engines, social networking sites and domain name services block access to the targeted site. In some cases, action could be taken to block sites without first allowing the alleged infringer to defend themselves in court. The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – simply to accuse a website of infringement, which could lead to that site being shut down by court order and entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet. The bill is so poorly written that it would allow any copyright owner to shut down a legitimate retail website, such as Amazon or Best Buy, by alleging that one product being sold on the site could “enable or facilitate” an infringement. It could even allow any content owner to block access to the Patent Office website if it receives and posts a patent application for a product that is believed to use content without permission. The PROTECT IP Act will hurt American innovation. This bill will give one side the power to put the other side out of business and this is dangerous beyond words.

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    1. Thank you! We did it!! Good work!!

      Veronica  Deevers
      Petition Organizer

      On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. And you helped!!! LIBERTY IS EVERYTHING!! Remember that in November. Vote for peace and liberty.

    2. We are down to only days.........

      Veronica  Deevers
      Petition Organizer

      SOPA & PIPA are like a pedophile. CBSviacom lured you in with candy (free software so you can download stuff), and now CBSviacome wants to make laws to put you in prison if you use the software (pedophile now does sick twisted things to the kid who took the candy they offered). FIGHT BACK. Don't just sign this petition. Write to your "representatives" on your own as well. FIGHT BACK.

    3. Reached 150,000 signatures
    4. We are only 3,216 signatures from our goal!

      Veronica  Deevers
      Petition Organizer

      This petition started out hoping for 1000. We past that a LONG time ago. Just a few more and it will be time to send our voices to Washington!

    5. We are very close to our goal of 150,000 signatures!

      Veronica  Deevers
      Petition Organizer

      We SHOULD have 310 million signatures, but reaching 150,000 is a good first goal.

    6. House Judiciary Committee looked certain to vote for Stop Online Piracy!

      Veronica  Deevers
      Petition Organizer

      Instead, because of the work of so many rank-and-file Internet users, the bill's lead sponsor acknowledged that our concerns are legitimate, and adjourned the committee without holding a vote!

    7. Reached 100,000 signatures
    8. This petition needs to be shared ASAP!

      Veronica  Deevers
      Petition Organizer

      Time is short and we need as many signatures as we can gather as quickly as possible. The internet must remain free and not be controlled by Hollywood + the current government system.

    9. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • James Rice BALL GROUND, UNITED STATES
      • about 2 years ago

      NO! I love the sites I go to and I sign this petition because there is no need for internet control! PLEASE SIGN!

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    • Rebecca Drew GAINESVILLE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I don't believe that as Americans, we should have our rights taken from us so easily. This is just another way for the government to control what we do. I for one am not going to stand for this.

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    • Melissa Wolfe NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Sisalee Boutin AURORA, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a role player. I've been role playing for years on end, and I have a resource site supported by Proboards. This bill takes away our rights as Americans, and is all around not okay.

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    • Meggan Builder NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Equality. Something that you trampled over years and eons ago, but; I have NEVER given up on. Or. Have you forgotten it?

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