Tell your Senators: Stop internet censorship!
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Tell your Senators: Stop internet censorship!

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would end the internet as we know it.

If it passes, the "Protect IP Act" would give corporate copyright holders the authority to demand that the government shut down any website without a court order. All they would need is to allege that the website contains copyrighted material.

This bill has been rushed through Congress because big corporate interests like Comcast, Pfizer, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have spent millions of dollars lobbying for this censoring legislation.

Tell your senators to protect our free and open internet and oppose the Protect IP Act.

This bill is an outright attack on our free internet. If it passes, the government could shut down a website like YouTube if a member does something like post a video of themselves singing a copyrighted song.

This gives corporations and the government the ability to determine what information you can consume on the internet -- a dangerous practice which, when committed by the Chinese and Iranian governments, is denounced by the American people and almost all of our elected representatives.

Internet companies including Google, Mozilla, Facebook, and Twitter, say that "the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action, and technology mandates that would require monitoring of web sites."

Tell your senators to protect our free and open internet and oppose the Protect IP Act.

Right now, only a small number of Democratic senators are standing up to corporate interests and voicing opposition to the bill. And the only way we can stop this outright attack on the free internet is to have more senators commit to vote against the legislation. No matter whether your senators are Republicans or Democrats, it is important that you urge them to take a stand for internet freedom.

We need your senators to come out in opposition to this bill and vote against internet censorship.

Tell your senators to protect our free and open internet and oppose the Protect IP Act.

To:
U.S. Senate
I urge you to protect our free and open internet and oppose the Protect IP Act. This bill would allow corporations and the government to control Americans' ability access to information online and is a clear violation of individual rights.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • delroy jensen CARDSTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      The internet is a useful tool, information should be free.

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    • shawna robinson NORTH BINGHAM, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Censoring the internet is the same as censoring free speech. This violates our constitutional rights.

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    • Alicia Reeves LANDENBERG, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      To protect my constitutional right, Taking away my free internet means taking away my freedom of speech.

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    • Rebecca Harman EASTLIEGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      STOP SOPA AND PIPA!!!!!!

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    • Erica Dameron BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      No Sensors. This is supposed to be the land of the free. Government is in violation of the very constitutional rights it put in place to serve us. This attempt to withhold information from the public is nothing more than a blatant contribution to the "dumbing" down of America. Keeping people in the dark to maintain control under the guise of "protecting us" is unoriginal and unacceptable in 2012. We've got things on our plate like homelessness, an educational system that has left our youth in crisis, pathetic race relations, gender wars and the ensuing breakdown of the American family, and economic devastation for the masses to name a VERY few, and CENSORSHIP is what our government chooses to hyperfocus on???? Seriously, it's time to wake up. No more control tactics. Stop worrying about who's pirating wealthy entertainer's $.99 songs and start addressing what really matters and is vital to a way of life.

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