If you are a US citizen and you are on this website, then signing an Anti SOPA petition is a MUST DO thing for you.
There is still protest and petitions going around, and I've one right here for you should you need to add your name to the list.
http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/20 … /blackout/
I think we can do more. People need to stop being lazy and go out and vote.
We should also notify all politicians who represent our place in the Country State, County any City that we vote. It they do not do what we want, we will vote them out. Vote, vote. The rich cannot help them if we vote. Many do not vote. If we really want change, we need to vote, and keep track of what they are doing, even if we need to write it down to remember it. Then call or write and tell them we will vote for them or against them. More people need to vote.
And sign petitions also. That is also a good thing., I mean that. Sorry, I am on a rant right now about voting.
Michele, I love your spunk but I'd like to ask who exactly are you gonna' vote for? It's a "meet the new boss, same as the old boss" situation. Everyone who runs for most any office has an agenda and big $ backs it all. This country and many others have chosen a path based on wealth and inhumanity and I'm afraid voting idiots out and replacing them with new idiots solves nothing. I think this time the revolution will be televised.
In this day and time - I think that protests and petitions do more than votes - outside of voting with your dollars.
Thanks for posting this! I've been trying to get the word out and was just about to create a forum, too...but you already did! I agree--everybody--please take action!
I've sent an email to my representative. I've heard that the co-founder has backed out - but doesn't mean the bill will be thrown out. I've also heard that President Obama will veto...
he likes to say that before hand .. he said the same about the NDAA this year. The article pertaining to forced ISP blocking has been removed and that was Obama's talking point.
Wesman, PIPA is in the Senate - SOPA in the House - not much difference between the two.
Contact the appropriate Reps with the appropriate acronyms
Okay, taken care of. I've signed several other petitions and we are working on a letter to our Congressman. Thanks for raising awareness of this egregious attempt to once again limit or take away our liberty.
Someone told me that SOPA is out or been thrown out, or whatever, already....but I've yet to see anything official about it.
If there's a petition for that other thing PIPA, or whatever, then I'd like to see it so that I could sign that and put it everywhere on the net as well.
Hi wesman, i've signed the multiple petitions around, i wrote an article about the same subject today, I'd love for you to check it out.
Got to keep the pressure on legislators to get rid of this threat to free speech.
Too many of them have been bought and paid for, but if enough voters pressure them, we can turn the tide.
Hello all - if this is all legit, then Obama killed SOPA.
I'm not an Obama fan, but I'm officially donating two kudos to Obama assuming this is all good.
You can contact your representive here
I also thought that President Obama put the kaibosh to the more extreme measures of SOPA.
But I am somewhat confused about it all. We go off when our own work gets plagiarized, so how are the other arts industries any different?
In the end, I can see how this legislation needs to be whacked because of the whack jobs who would use it against their political, ethnic and social enemies, so I am supporting the petition and protests.
Here's a video that tells more about it...it is informative.
Here's a phrase from the video:
"Sites like youtube, twitter, and facebook would have to censor their users or get shut down since they become liable for everything users post. And ordinary users could go to jail for five years for posting any copyrighted work--even just singing a pop song."
Also, here is an e-mail I received today--it gives info on what people can do next:
Today was nuts, right?
Google launched a petition. Wikipedia voted to shut itself off. Senators' websites went down just from the sheer surge of voters trying to write them. NYC and SF geeks had protests that packed city blocks.
You made history today: nothing like this has ever happened before. Tech companies and users teamed up. Tens of millions of people who make the internet what it is joined together to defend their freedoms. The free network defended itself. Whatever you call it, the bottom line is clear: from today forward, it will be much harder to mess up the internet.
The really crazy part? We might even win.
Approaching Monday's crucial Senate vote there are now 35 Senators publicly opposing PIPA. Last week there were 5. And it just takes just 41 solid "no" votes to permanently stall PIPA (and SOPA) in the Senate. What seemed like miles away a few weeks ago is now within reach.
But don't trust predictions. The forces behind SOPA & PIPA (mostly movie companies) can make small changes to these bills until they know they have the votes to pass. Members of Congress know SOPA & PIPA are unpopular, but they don't understand why--so they're easily duped by superficial changes. The Senate returns next week, and the next few days are critical. Here are two things to think about:
1. Plan on calling your Senator every day next week. Pick up the phone each morning and call your Senators' offices, until they vote "no" on cloture. If your site participated today, consider running a "Call the Senate" link all next week.
2. Tomorrow, drop in at your Senators' district offices. We don't have a cool map widget to show you the offices nearest you (we're too exhausted! any takers?). So do it the old fashioned way: use Google, or the phonebook to find the address, and just walk in, say you oppose PIPA, and urge the Senator to vote "no" on cloture. These drop-in visits make our spectacular online protests more tangible and credible.
That's it for now. Be proud and stay on it!
--Holmes, Tiffiniy, and the whole Fight for the Future team.
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My Senator posted this today!
by Lawrence Stripling 9 years ago
I just heard about these bills and read that they will send anyone to jail for a max of 5 years. This is if you access any content which is copyrighted more than 10 times in a 6 month period.
by Rod R Elmore 9 years ago
Are you relieved that the SOPA and PIPA were were dropped? Do you think we can hold-on this freedom? What are your thoughts?
by Stevennix2001 9 years ago
If SOPA and PIPA get passed, will you unpublish your hubs?Now, I'm not asking you if whether or not you'd leave hubpages completely, but if you're like me, and you review a lot of movies, or anything to do with the entertainment industry, then are you going to unpublish your hubs IF SOPA and PIPA...
by movingout 8 years ago
Give me a break! Like a bunch of whiney kids who didn't get their way! If they hate it here so badly, and hate the POTUS so much, leave the country!
by Michele Travis 9 years ago
So, what will happen next. Obama said he is against both bills. Congress had wanted to pass both of them. Obama killed SOPA at 3:30 this afternoon. What is going happen with IP?http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudios … gislation/
by mhope324 9 years ago
SOPA and PIPA...will this legislation affect HubPages? If so, in what way?I'm concerned about those who post reviews, like movie, t.v. and book reviews. Also, celebrity reviews like best and worst dressed, gossip topics, and the like? Will those completely shut down at Hub Pages? I just began here,...
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