Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Censoring censorship opponents

Irony Alert: The House is holding hearings on sweeping Internet censorship legislation this week -- and it's censoring the opposition!  The bill is backed by Hollywood, Big Pharma, and the Chamber of Commerce.  

All of them are going to get to testify at the hearing, but the bill's opponents -- tech companies, free speech and human rights activists, and hundreds of thousands of Internet users -- won't have a voice.

Please click here to demand that they let us censorship opponents testify too:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/sopa_testimony/?page=154&referring_akid=1016.454268.3c8tp1&source=mailto

As if you need a reminder: This is the most offensive Internet legislation we've seen in years.  It will give the government and corporations new powers to block Americans' access to sites that are accused of copyright infringement, force sites like YouTube to go to new lengths to police users' contributions, and put people in prison for streaming certain content online.

This sham of a hearing represents everything that's broken about our political system. Will you click here to demand that opponents of the Blacklist Bill be allowed to testify this week?

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/sopa_testimony/?page=154&referring_akid=1016.454268.3c8tp1&source=mailto

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