Friday, December 16, 2011

Fighting back against PROTECT IP

I received this from Demand Progress:

Huge Victory In House -- Let's Slam The Senate

Holy moly. We did it -- at least for now. The House Judiciary Committee looked certain to vote for the Stop Online Piracy Act today. Instead, because of the work of so many rank-and-file Internet users, the bill's lead sponsor acknowledged that our concerns are legitimate, and adjourned the committee without holding a vote!

Here's Wired's take:

The House Judiciary Committee considering whether to send the Stop Online Piracy Act to the House floor abruptly adjourned Friday with no new vote date set – a surprise given that the bill looked certain to pass out of committee today.

It's amazing work: Politicians are, for the first time, having to contend with the Internet as a political force -- and we might actually win.

But now we need to focus attention back on the Senate, where Marjority Leader Harry Reid says the PROTECT IP Act will be the first bill he calls for a vote next year.

Will you let him and your Senators know that they need to stop pushing this legislation? It's an election year, and they don't want to do any heavy lifting. Pushing hard now could get them to back down altogether.

Just fill out the form at right to email Reid and your Senators.

This is great news and it shows we've made great strides but there is more work to do and we can do it so if internet freedom is something you love send those emails today.


Anonymous said...

If you want to stop Protect IP just google
"petitions against protect ip"
and it will give you sites to help you find online petitions and if you go to Change.Org you just type in sopa or protect ip and it will lead you to the petitions that your looking for.

Anonymous said...

Google "petitions against protect ip" and you can find online petitions to sign or if you go to and type in sopa or protect ip you will be able to find several petitions there.