“… new powers to block Americans’ access websites that corporations don’t like. The bill would criminalize posting all sorts of standard web content — music playing in the background of videos, footage of people dancing, kids playing video games, and posting video of people playing cover songs.
This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The bill was just introduced: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form above to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation?”
Many major companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, professionals and individuals are considering or committed to a “blackout” on January 18th, 2012 to show the chilling effect of SOPA and Protect IP. If you are running a WordPress plugin several free plugins have emerged to help you to join the effort without the need for extensive technical knowledge.
Need help implementing a SOPA / Protect IP demonstration with WordPress? For a limited time between now and the 18th, ItsWordPress.com will be donating free support to help you install and configure SOPA / Protect IP apps. We are a small shop but believe everyone can do a part to protect the Internet, free speech & expression and stop the nationalization of the Internet.
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