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18 November 2011 @ 11:28 pm
I can't with the American government.  
Originally posted by musique_style at I can't with the American government.
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To read more about this Bill, there's a full article over on Oh No They Didn't-Political, which can be found here.

If you can, please contact your House Representative. If you don't know their number, there's a page on Tumblr that will connect you to them. There's also a link entitled, "Email them", where you can sign the petition.

DemandProgress.org had a petition going, but they turned it in to Congress yesterday--while standing alongside Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren and Darrell Issa... with well over 500,000 signatures.

This bill is holding hearings today. Do you realize what will happen if this passes? Take a second and think about what this means to you on a national level; on a personal level; on an interpersonal...hell, even in regards to something like a fandom.. This bill is big, guys. :(

Edit 11/16; 5:15PM: If this Bill passes, here are some sites that could potentially be blocked off to the American people:

-The Pirate Bay
-Almost any forum site

...Well, that's nice. :|

m O i Tmoit on November 19th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)

I don't think they'd block LJ, per se, because it doesn't really allow for uploads of pirated content. However, this bill will never pass. Do you seriously think the American people will stand for the Internet being censored? That's like taking away all the porn on the Internet. It will never happen.

lijahloverlijahlover on November 20th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
True I could invision the American public in a huge outrage if they tried something like that.
White Rabbitt: Laughing Pennylather2002 on November 19th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)

sra_danvers: WTFsra_danvers on November 19th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
But... I understood well? OMG! But that would be no liberty at all! Like China, and another countries... So sad, really.
lijahloverlijahlover on November 20th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
I can't believe the American public would allow this to pass.
moffel83moffel83 on November 20th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Is this the bill that Elijah tweeted about?

Scary to think that they would censor the internet/ban certain sites:(
lijahloverlijahlover on November 20th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I haven't seen his tweet.

It is scary to think they want to ban and censor the internet *hugs*
moffel83moffel83 on November 20th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
This is what he tweeted:

The SOPA Bill is frightening.
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