American Censorship Day

Today, November 16, 2011, is American Censorship Day. Congress is holding hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.

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This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. Amongst other aspects of the bill:

Website Blocking
The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users
It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet
Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn’t be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

Visit Americancensorship.org to help fight against passage of the bill.

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  • Got your nose

    FUCK!!!!!!! These people really have nothing better to do. This is were God would come in handy and smite some motherfuckers. But I think this will just serve to show people how important freedom of information is. But if this passes we will really need that forced health care plan from all the people that will be going insane. Instead of fighting crime they are creating more false crime. Dinosaurs will die. 

  • Got your nose

    FUCK!!!!!!! These people really have nothing better to do. This is were God would come in handy and smite some motherfuckers. But I think this will just serve to show people how important freedom of information is. But if this passes we will really need that forced health care plan from all the people that will be going insane. Instead of fighting crime they are creating more false crime. Dinosaurs will die. 

  • Got your nose

    FUCK!!!!!!! These people really have nothing better to do. This is were God would come in handy and smite some motherfuckers. But I think this will just serve to show people how important freedom of information is. But if this passes we will really need that forced health care plan from all the people that will be going insane. Instead of fighting crime they are creating more false crime. Dinosaurs will die. 

    • Anarchy Pony

      That’s a good NOFX song.

  • Matt

    WTH America doesnt have the right to do this, next they will just say .. “hey let just take ownership and turn it into one big business network and take away freedom of speech too” They have tools to deal with their problems , this is like dropping a nuke on a shop selling guns under the counter…

    as for youtube , facebook and general other major sites , are they seriously trying to cripple the world … most of these sites are vital.

    Im sharing this page to all i can.

  • Matt

    WTH America doesnt have the right to do this, next they will just say .. “hey let just take ownership and turn it into one big business network and take away freedom of speech too” They have tools to deal with their problems , this is like dropping a nuke on a shop selling guns under the counter…

    as for youtube , facebook and general other major sites , are they seriously trying to cripple the world … most of these sites are vital.

    Im sharing this page to all i can.

    • quartz99

      It already is one big business network. The people who control the connections control the internet. This is the digital equivalent of the encroachments the US govt has been making in the offline world. This isn’t really about protecting IP. It’s a means to put controls on what information we have access to, just like China does. When the Party controls all the information, it is trivial to manipulate what the masses think. Right now those of us who really want to know what’s happening have access to outside media sources like al-Jazeera. When this goes into effect you can bet the outside journalists will be some of the first to be blocked.

  • Anonymous

    It already is one big business network. The people who control the connections control the internet. This is the digital equivalent of the encroachments the US govt has been making in the offline world. This isn’t really about protecting IP. It’s a means to put controls on what information we have access to, just like China does. When the Party controls all the information, it is trivial to manipulate what the masses think. Right now those of us who really want to know what’s happening have access to outside media sources like al-Jazeera. When this goes into effect you can bet the outside journalists will be some of the first to be blocked.

  • Corporate_felon

    Yea, fuck them! That is why I am moving from this shithole called america because of this and the 99% taking all of our money and gambling with it.  Do you really think that people are also going to let Corp. America pay for the fucking rights to the internet and everything on it. Sure but do you think that the people are not paying attention right now? Oh yea they are are! That is why there are hackivists and info farms not owned by our government and corporations are just waiting for the right second to pounce or leave them blindsided.

  • Corporate_felon

    Yea, fuck them! That is why I am moving from this shithole called america because of this and the 99% taking all of our money and gambling with it.  Do you really think that people are also going to let Corp. America pay for the fucking rights to the internet and everything on it. Sure but do you think that the people are not paying attention right now? Oh yea they are are! That is why there are hackivists and info farms not owned by our government and corporations are just waiting for the right second to pounce or leave them blindsided.

  • Luke

    This is bullshit!!!! although i must admit i was expecting this from a ”dominant” country like the USA.. or England…or France..or Germany…all those revolutions in the world today are drawing more and more people to the just cause of human life over capitalism….and censoring (or trying to) the internet is just another way the leaders of the free world are making this fight necessary and inevitable..keep it up shitheads, you’re digging your own grave with stupid useless acts like this one!

    Cheers!

  • Luke

    This is bullshit!!!! although i must admit i was expecting this from a ”dominant” country like the USA.. or England…or France..or Germany…all those revolutions in the world today are drawing more and more people to the just cause of human life over capitalism….and censoring (or trying to) the internet is just another way the leaders of the free world are making this fight necessary and inevitable..keep it up shitheads, you’re digging your own grave with stupid useless acts like this one!

    Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    Not going to happen. 

    My hacker friends will see this as a declaration of war.

  • Anonymous

    Not going to happen. 

    My hacker friends will see this as a declaration of war.

  • JaceD

    The similarities between Nazi Germany and Modern day America are frightening. It’s like burning books 2.0, Censor the internet so people can’t obtain knowledge. Brainwash the masses into believing only what the government wants you to believe (terrorism is a threat to America, communism threat to America, Jews- I mean Islam threat to America…. be patriotic, America is the greatest nation in the world…. etc) The amount of times I’ve seen comments by Americans saying things like “Nuke the Middle East!” and “Bomb them back to the Stone age” They might as well say “Lets build a big furnace and chuck every Arab in to it”

    America; fascism with a facelift.

    End of rant.

    • quartz99

      I’ve thought the same thing. At what point does saying this become totally valid and not an invocation of Godwin’s law? Because the parallels just keep piling up.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Godwin’s law is so preposterous in the first place. I mean sure, there are arguments in which comparing your opponents to nazis is absurd, but that does not mean that your opponents cannot resemble nazis always.

  • Anonymous

    The similarities between Nazi Germany and Modern day America are frightening. It’s like burning books 2.0, Censor the internet so people can’t obtain knowledge. Brainwash the masses into believing only what the government wants you to believe (terrorism is a threat to America, communism threat to America, Jews- I mean Islam threat to America…. be patriotic, America is the greatest nation in the world…. etc) The amount of times I’ve seen comments by Americans saying things like “Nuke the Middle East!” and “Bomb them back to the Stone age” They might as well say “Lets build a big furnace and chuck every Arab in to it”

    America; fascism with a facelift.

    End of rant.

  • Info

    I guess this news about http://re-volution.org.uk/2011/11/libyan-liberation-army-move-free-country/ will be censored very soon! So hurry up, than uncle Sam & Abrahem will cose it!

  • Info

    I guess this news about http://re-volution.org.uk/2011/11/libyan-liberation-army-move-free-country/ will be censored very soon! So hurry up, than uncle Sam & Abrahem will cose it!

  • Wanooski

    That’s a good NOFX song.

  • Taxedtoomuch

    Come on people.  You knew this day was inevitable.  Again no one will do anything about it.  And that’s what they expect.  Complete and total compliance.  This will absolutely give every government agency the real ‘get out of jail’ for free card.  Corporate can steal from you but if you steal from them you deserve to go to prison for 100 years. 

     But a simple solution would be to write letters the old fashioned way and work propaganda via flyers.  remember an actual letter dosent have an IP address or tracking number of some kind. 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve thought the same thing. At what point does saying this become totally valid and not an invocation of Godwin’s law? Because the parallels just keep piling up.

  • Taxedtoomuch

    Come on people.  You knew this day was inevitable.  Again no one will do anything about it.  And that’s what they expect.  Complete and total compliance.  This will absolutely give every government agency the real ‘get out of jail’ for free card.  Corporate can steal from you but if you steal from them you deserve to go to prison for 100 years. 

     But a simple solution would be to write letters the old fashioned way and work propaganda via flyers.  remember an actual letter dosent have an IP address or tracking number of some kind. 

  • BuzzCoastin

    it’s simple
    quit buying stuff
    from bizmesses that prosecute fair use
    as a crime

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    it’s simple
    quit buying stuff
    from bizmesses that prosecute fair use
    as a crime

  • Allan

    Every freedom we have however small, is being taken away one by one. The internet is the most powerful tool that the general populations of the world have. This is the end of government. I am fed up with this world. I am going to destroy this old world and make a new one. Next they will begin genetically engineering humans to be docile and follow torturous “laws”. I repeat, I am going to destroy this old decrepit world and build a new world upon the ashes.

  • Allan

    Every freedom we have however small, is being taken away one by one. The internet is the most powerful tool that the general populations of the world have. This is the end of government. I am fed up with this world. I am going to destroy this old world and make a new one. Next they will begin genetically engineering humans to be docile and follow torturous “laws”. I repeat, I am going to destroy this old decrepit world and build a new world upon the ashes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hardy/1287965740 Jim Hardy

    Democracy  lovers  now  beginning  to  hate, when  their  unscrupulous  agenda  is  exposed,  never  vote  for  those  2  parties  Democrats  &  Republicans  who  represent  the  1%.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hardy/1287965740 Jim Hardy

    Democracy  lovers  now  beginning  to  hate, when  their  unscrupulous  agenda  is  exposed,  never  vote  for  those  2  parties  Democrats  &  Republicans  who  represent  the  1%.

  • SUMMEYWiSE

    I stumbled across this website searching for additional information regarding america censorship.  This is probably the first thread where I actually love what everyone is saying.  No one’s acted like divided turd birds.  Awesome!! Loved the video, thanks!  Ron Paul 2012 REVOLUTION!!!!!!

  • SUMMEYWiSE

    I stumbled across this website searching for additional information regarding america censorship.  This is probably the first thread where I actually love what everyone is saying.  No one’s acted like divided turd birds.  Awesome!! Loved the video, thanks!  Ron Paul 2012 REVOLUTION!!!!!!

  • 4matt

    I’d love to see the Supreme Court declare this Unconstitutional.

  • 4matt

    I’d love to see the Supreme Court declare this Unconstitutional.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Godwin’s law is so preposterous in the first place. I mean sure, there are arguments in which comparing your opponents to nazis is absurd, but that does not mean that your opponents cannot resemble nazis always.

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  • Anonymous

    These stupid congress dumbassess don’t know a shit about what internet is

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