Monday, October 24, 2011

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Friends,

This is really awful: The rumor all over Capitol Hill is that the House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill will be introduced this week, probably on Wednesday.

Please click here to urge you Congressmember NOT TO cosponsor it:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/pipa_house/?referring_akid=968.454268.dBIbcc&source=mailto

Our allies on the Hill say the bill's so bad that it could effectively destroy Youtube, Twitter, and other sites that rely on user-generated content by making the sites' owners legally responsible for everything their users post.

Nobody will want to take that risk, so sites like Youtube and Twitter could be forced to shut down.

Facebook, Myspace, and Google+ would be at risk. The cyberlocker and streaming provisions could affect your iPhone, Android, AmazonCloud, Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark and even your email accounts.

We'll have to push back hard on this in coming weeks, but for starters, will you use the form at right to ask your Congressmember not to cosponsor the legislation, at least until they've heard our concerns?

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/pipa_house/?referring_akid=968.454268.dBIbcc&source=mailto

Thanks!

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