Friday, December 9, 2011

Hillary Clinton is anti-censorship when it comes to the net

It's official;hell just froze over. It appears that Hillary Clinton and I are in agreement that internet freedom is a right to be enjoyed by all American adults. Here is what I mean,from Demand Progress:

We Agree With Sec Of State: "If The Internet's Not Broke, Don't Fix It"

We sure weren't expecting it: Yesterday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a truly visionary speech about Internet freedom -- about the human right to a free Internet.

It culminated in these profound words about how governments should engage with the Internet: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Some forces in the Obama administration support Internet freedom. Others want to ram through the Internet censorship bills backed by Hollywood, Big Pharma, and the Chamber of Commerce. As our government considers instituting its own Internet censorship regime, we need to support those who stand with us. Let Clinton -- and her boss, Obama -- know that we stand with her sentiments: They need to keep the Internet free.

Will you sign our petition to Clinton and Obama? You'll generate an email to the White House that says this:

PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND SEC OF STATE CLINTON: Secretary Clinton's remarks on Internet freedom were prescient and profound. We need to stand by her sentiments: If the Internet's not broke, don't fix. Please ensure continued Internet freedom by opposing the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Please just fill out the form at right to support Secretary Clinton.

Also sign the petition while you are there to safeguard your rights. Also the House is going to vote on SOPA next week so you can call or email your congressperson and let them know you want SOPA torpedoed as soon as possible. You can contact them here.

From Demand Progress

Call To Tell Your Representative To Oppose Censorship Bill!

Internet censorship legislation is scheduled for vote in the House next week: Please fill out the form at bottom and we'll give you your reprentative's name and phone number and a short call script.

The Stop Online Piracy Act would ruin so much of what's best about the Internet: It will give the government and corporations new powers to block Americans' access to sites that are accused of copyright infringement, force sites like YouTube to go to new lengths to police users' contributions, and put people in prison for streaming certain content online. To learn more about SOPA, please click here.

Just fill out the form below to call your representative and urge him or her to oppose Internet censorship.

You can call or email your representative and let them know you oppose SOPA and that you want them to as well.

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