Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Call To Action: Stop SOPA

Some web sites, including Craigslist and Wikipedia, have blacked themselves out today to protest the proposed Protect IP and Stop Online Privacy Acts working their way through congress. Craigslist lists a number of things, including online forms, you can do to make your feelings known to your congresscritters.

I found one page that shows Senator Dianne Feinstein as currently supporting Protect IP/SOPA. Mike Thompson opposes but no word on Senator Barbara Boxer. Everyone should at the very least contact Feinstein and Boxer and urge their NO votes on the bills.

I used on the e-mail form on Barbara Boxer's site to contact her. I tried FAXing Dianne Feinstein but there seems to be something wrong with my FAX program. I then tried e-mailing through her web site but access is real slow and I'm getting an error message on her e-mail page. I suspect she's getting hammered with traffic over this.

Now's the time to give them a piece of your mind!

Addendum: Politico has an explanation of what this is all about.


At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a cold, dark day in Hell when Fred is on top of the most important, far-reaching and draconian piece of free-speech-destroying legislation while Hank is off rambling about salmon regulations.

To be clear, there are two pieces of legislation that must be stopped, SOPA and SIPA.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I believe the second one is PIPA, or Protect Internet Protocol Act, or something along that line.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

It's "Protect Intellectual Property Act".


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