The Internet Blacklist Legislation is back and it’s worse than ever.
Introduced today, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) seeks to authorize both the
executive branch and private parties to conduct slash-and-burn campaigns against
websites that allegedly host – or even link to – content that infringes on
intellectual property rights. This would “disappear” whole domain names,
fundamentally undermining Internet security, and/or choke off their financial
support. The Internet Blacklist Legislation puts more sites than ever at risk,
effectively upending the DMCA safe harbors that, while imperfect, have been
crucial to the growth of Internet innovation and creativity.
your members of Congress now and tell them to reject the Internet Blacklist
Sadly, these short-sighted and dangerous bills won’t do
much to stop online infringement – but they will jeopardize our ability to speak
and read online with the kind of freedom we cherish in the offline world.
Deep-pocketed Hollywood lobbyists are aggressively pushing to control and censor
the open Internet, willing to sacrifice free speech and our Internet culture in
hopes of controlling how people view their movies and products.
can stop them, but we’ll need to throw everything we’ve got at this fight.
That’s why EFF is joining forces with organizations from across the country,
Internet businesses, academics, inventors, and anti-censorship activists in
fighting this dangerous legislation. Please act now to tell your Senators and
Representatives to reject the Internet blacklist campaign:
Defending your online freedoms,
EFF Activism Team
PS. If you’re one of the 25,000+ people who has taken action against PROTECT
IP, please sign this as well. The previous action responded to a Senate-based
bill, and this one includes the House – which means new recipients! Please sign
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