I received the following from Demand Progress in which they inform us that there is a House version of the PROTECT-IP Act and it needs to be defeated. Here is Demand Progress:
But, first of all: GREAT WORK. The House Blacklist Bill was introduced as expected yesterday -- but with only a handful of sponsors.
There's little doubt that this is because of the ruckus we've all raised together -- especially the 50,000+ emails we sent in this week asking our lawmakers to refuse to sponsor the bill.
Now that it's been introduced, will you ask your lawmakers to VOTE AGAINST the House version of the Blacklist Bill?
The bad news: The bill is a nightmare.
The rumors were true. The new Blacklist Bill could effectively destroy YouTube, Twitter, and other sites that rely on user-generated content by making the sites' owners legally responsible for content their users post.
It could shut down music storage lockers and other cloud-based products.
And it also includes provisions that would make it a felony to stream unlicensed content -- including cover band performances, karaoke videos, video game play-throughs, and more.
Will you click here to ask your Congressmember to oppose this legislation?
It's a grab-bag of Halloween goodies for a handful of big corporations -- but for us it's Frankenstein's monster, cobbled together from half-born bills, set to suffocate free speech and innovation and terrorize consumers and Internet users.
Please help send the House version of PROTECT IP to its grave. Click here.
Thanks, yet again.
The Demand Progress team.
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