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Tag: SOPA
  • Do as I say, not as I do: The US Government Is Absurdly Hypocritical about Internet Censorship

    It was reported this morning that the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, chastised Russia for passing an internet censorship bill.  Let’s look at what the Russian bill would do: The Russian Duma, its lower house of Parliament, approved the controversial bill unanimously on Wednesday. The measure would give the government the power to force …

  • A Libertarian Primer on the Copyright Wars

    On Jan. 18, the world was audience to the one of the most visible online activism yet in Internet history. Taking part in the 24-hour protest were thousands of websites and millions of Internet users going head-to-head with Hollywood to oppose a pair of anti-piracy bills — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect …

  • Why do so many members of Congress support SOPA?

    Remember social studies class in high school, when you learn about how there are three branches of government that balance against each other, and one of those is the legislative branch which is supposed to represent the will of the people (originally the will of the people and the states, but you know what I …

  • Why SOPA Doesn’t Matter

    SOPA (and its equally dangerous cousin PIPA) could if passed be the death of the internet as we know it. As such they have sparked a massive viral campaign of “Friday”esque proportions. Every site which allows any sort of user uploading, or commenting is in a mad frenzy. Finally it seems that the general population …

  • The SOPA Brouhaha Explained

    Want to know the exact what, why, and how of the dangers SOPA (and similar legislation, PIPA) poses to the internet?  This video is for you.  It’s 11 minutes long, yes, but it’s a good 11 minutes to spend educating yourself to explain exactly why this proposed internet censorship is such a problem.  Remember, even …

  • The Internet Goes Dark

    Those who would give up Essential ██████ to purchase a little Temporary safety, deserve neither ██████ nor safety. The sponsors of SOPA & PIPA want you to forget about your inherent liberties.  Don’t let them black that out, too.  Contact these cosponsors and tell them to stop the attack on our liberty! House cosponsors. Senate cosponsors. 

  • YALiberty.org may be shut down for good…

    …if SOPA passes and this copyrighted image stays up: We’re pretty sure this particular artist wouldn’t mind, but if they chose to prosecute, SOPA could easily shut this site down. Learn more about the enormous potential for censorship and abuses SOPA will usher in if we allow it to pass.