Posts tagged SOPA
Posts tagged SOPA
"A direct assault on Internet users" is what the ACLU is calling it. A U.S. House committee has already approved HR 1981, a broad new Internet snooping bill.
And get this — it’s also authored by SOPA sponsor Lamar Smith.
They want to force Internet service providers to keep track of and retain their customers’ information — including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.
Let’s do to the snooping bill what we did to SOPA: More than 60,000 people have written emails to their lawmakers urging them to oppose Lamar Smith’s HR 1981.
The legislation would force Internet service providers to track and retain all sorts of information about you for at least 18 months.If you’re already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: TweetSource: demandprogress.org
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STOP War Against Iran.
STOP Economic shocks.
NO MORE S.O.P.A / A.C.T.A. / Biden-Sinde-Wert-Law / …
NO MORE Censorship.
FREE Manning, FREE Assange, FREE Anons.
SPREAD THE WORD.
Anonymous - Global Cyber War I
Uploaded by TheAnonMessage on Jan 20, 2012
Citizens of the World.
We are Anonymous.
We have been watching recent events as they have slowly but surely unfolded, from the distortion and destruction of the first amendment to legalize and justify political bribery, to the dawn of a new political struggle consisting of millions of citizens crying out in indignation at this misappropriation of the judicial system, and to the very proposal of the so called, “Stop Online Piracy Act”, SOPA, without any concern to ethicality, morality, or responsibility. We have witnessed the recent actions this ‘Corporatocratic’ government has taken the means by which it has justified shutting down megaupload.com, a site that served, and continues to serve, as a very legitimate means of transferring information.
Suffice to say, we are angry.
These recent actions directly oppose the values we uphold, as well as the values of the founding fathers of the United States government. The freedom of information must never be infringed upon, and that the government exists to serve the will of the people, not the will of the financial elite.
They have already been forewarned of the technology at our disposal to defend our right to access information. The legislative entities and Governmental bodies that attempt to impose their law upon what is not theirs need to be forced to understand that we arer a sovereign entity beyond your control.
We therefore have declared as one collective, that the cyberspace domain be independent from the United States government and from any tyrannical laws they seek to impose upon us.
They claim there are problems amongst us that need to be solved. They use this as an excuse to invade our precincts.
They are wrong.
We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere, may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of retribution or of being coerced into silence or conformity.
Their legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here. We are a sovereign nation, and we intend on staying as such.
Citizens of the Global Community, join us. Let us defend our home, the internet.
Operation Revenge, engaged.
Operation Megaupload, engaged.
Operation Blackout, engaged.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
To the United States Government, you should’ve expected us.
One of the most important protests of the 21st century: Protest against the free flow of information. Whoever controls the flow of information controls the world. That is what the elites want to get control of. They want One World and they want to be in charge of it. Already just a handful of media giants controls what is allowed to be said in the mass media. This must end. Sooner rather than later.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Poland Signs ACTA
Poland’s ambassador to Japan, Jadwiga Rodowicz-Czechowska, signed the controversial ACTA in Tokyo earlier today despite huge demonstrations in Warsaw Street and the hacking of governmental websites since the weekend.
Poland’s Prime Minister Tusk insisted that his government would not “succumb to blackmail”. But over 10,000 have taken the streets Wednesday across the nation to protest against censorship.
Later today, hundreds of people took to the streets of the eastern city of Lublin to express their anger over the treaty.
Young people held banners with slogans such as “no to censorship” and “a free internet”.
Demonstrators fear that Acta, which is to be ratified by the European Union, will be as pernicious as Sopa, the Stop Online Privacy Act which was withdrawn by the White House and the US Senate after a mass protest by hundreds of major user-generated content websites.
What we are witnessing here is no less than the beginnings of the demise of freedom of the Internet. Governments around the world don’t really need SOPA, PIPA, or ACTA to censor the Internet if they can persuade the commercial giants of the Internet to self-censor. As always, profit and money are modifiers of behavior par excellence.
In what marks a u-turn for the microblogging company, Twitter has now announced it will censor certain tweets depending on the rules of each country. Prior to this technology being activated, if Twitter blocked a tweet, it was deleted across the service globally. The new system allows it to block tweets which may not comply with a certain country’s laws just in that location, but the messages will be still be live across Twitter around the world.
“Hollywood appears to have peaked. If it were an ordinary industry (film cameras, say, or typewriters), it could look forward to a couple decades of peaceful decline. But this is not an ordinary industry. The people who run it are so mean and so politically connected that they could do a lot of damage to civil liberties and the world economy on the way down. It would therefore be a good thing if competitors hastened their demise.
His entire piece is worth examining. Max Keiser also addresses the statement here. He includes an interview with peak oil theorist Michael Ruppert discussing SOPA, NDAA, Iran and more.