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13 December 2011 @ 11:11 pm
Stop Online Piracy Act (Scary Facts and What You Can Do)  
For those of you living in the United States, you may or may not know that Congress is currently pushing to pass a law that would, in essence, censor the internet in an effort to 'combat piracy'. If this bill passes, all social media sites are at risk of being blocked within the country.

Yes, including LiveJournal. In other words, if this law passes, this might be it for myself as well as many others in terms of being able to be active on LJ / the internet in general.

For those of you who believe it will have no chance of passing: the bill has broad support within congress and is going for markup THIS THURSDAY, December 15th. Our voices need to be heard if we want to stop this bill.

So for those of you living in the United States, PLEASE visit the following website and sign Senator Wyden's petition to stop the bill, known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).

http://stopcensorship.org/

For those of you who live ANYWHERE please sign the following petition: http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?fp

And again to people living in the United States: Call your senators and share your thoughts on the bill! If we have any hope of stopping this bill, we need to jam up their phone lines this week. Fill out the call forms and LEARN MORE about SOPA at http://americancensorship.org/

Also: PLEASE REPOST THIS TO YOUR OWN JOURNALS. I'm sure your friends won't get on you about posting one fandom-unrelated post when it could save the internet we all love to use.

For more on SOPA: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/pipa_sopa

Fight SOPA. Fight for the Future.

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