Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Protest FOR Internet Freedom

Rather than going 'black' today in protest against SOPA and PIPA, Yours For Good Fermentables joins the chorus against these bills: respectively, the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives and Protect IP Act in the Senate.

Read more at the Electronic Freedom Foundation, including ways and means to contact your Congressman —Democrat or Republican— to protest against these bills.

And, once you've done that, read this chilling piece by Jonathan Turley: 10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free. The danger goes much further than the internet.


  • The above embedded video was prepared by a non-profit organization called Fight For The Future. Like many such advocacy groups, its financial backers are not listed. Considering its goals, I wouldn't be surprised if Google, Ebay, Facebook, etc. were among them. Its webpage does mention EFF as one of its friends. That organization being a force for e-freedom, and the simple yet fairly honest depiction of the dangers of SOPA/PIPA in the video, were powerful enough reasons for me to re-post it here.
  • Although Wikipedia is preventing searches of its database throughout the day today as a protest against the bills (and as a foretaste of what a severely controlled internet could look like in the future), its mobile site remains functioning.

1 comment:

  1. Be measured. A world led by BoingBoing half-baked (half-brewed?) thinking would be as bad or worse. I like folks to keep their hands off my intellectual property.


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