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Congress to Vote on what IS ‘Politically Correct’ on the Internet. Take ACTION Now!

As a Native American Entreprenuer, I have started 5 different Online Internet companies.

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These two pieces of legislation (SOPA & PIPA) threaten to:

  • Require web services, like the ones we helped found, to monitor what users link to, or upload. This would have a chilling effect on innovation;
  • Deny website owners the right to due process of law;
  • Give the U.S. Government the power to censor the web using techniques similar to those used by China, Malaysia and Iran; and
  • Undermine security online by changing the basic structure of the Internet.

Even just the ONE of these being approved would change the way we, as Internet Users, would be able to utilize the web services , as well as us as owners would be able to offer these services.

So let’s show an example of how it will be:

Imagine the Facebook/Google+ users, millions upon millions at a time, posting updates & links. Now the owners of Facebook/Google+ would be responsible to monitor what is posted & linked to! An impossibly hard task in itself, an unfair task to us, to say who can approve what we can & cannot post, and of course another task for the new entreprenuers & businesses to take responsibility to ensure that thier users (milions & eventually billions) are posting ‘politically correct’ content!

Meaning that the web service owners would be monitoring the postings for key words or phrases & that the links would have to be checked for the same before being able to be posted. And the users posting it would be flagged to be ‘censored’ & probably investigated by some, as of yet, unknown agency doing the monitoring!

So is this all going to happen on the fly, or will there be a delay for processing??

It all sounds like the beginning of a new McCarthyism movement, going viral!

What do you think? Feel free to comment below…

“As a Native American Entreprenuer, I have started 5 different Online Internet companies. Even just the ONE of these actions, such as ‘Require web services to monitor what users link to or upload’ , being approved would change the way we, as Internet Users, would be able to utilize the web services , as well as us, as owners of online businesses, would be able to offer these services.”

Evans Craig, Native American Entrepreneur

more on…..

SOPA & PIPA

Wikipedia: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/SOPA/Blackoutpage

Google: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

 

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Google on SOPA/PIPA

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

Tell Congress: Don’t censor the Web

Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs.

Too much is at stake – please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA. Go to this Google ‘Take Action’ page to sign the petition:

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

Wikipedia on SOPA/PIPA

https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/SOPA/Blackoutpage

Why is Wikipedia blacked-out?

Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA by blacking out the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, beginning at midnight January 18, Eastern Time. Readers who come to English Wikipedia during the blackout will not be able to read the encyclopedia. Instead, you will see messages intended to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA, encouraging you to share your views with your representatives, and with each other on social media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CongressLookup?zip=22310&submit=Look+up

Call your elected officials.

Tell them you are their constituent, and you oppose SOPA and PIPA.

Why?

SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.

In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.

Congress says it’s trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the “cure” that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they would fatally damage the free and open Internet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more

What are SOPA and PIPA?

SOPA and PIPA represent two bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. SOPA is short for the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” and PIPA is an acronym for the “Protect IP Act.” (“IP” stands for “intellectual property.”) In short, these bills are efforts to stop copyright infringement committed by foreign web sites, but, in our opinion, they do so in a way that actually infringes free expression while harming the Internet. Detailed information about these bills can be found in the

Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act articles on Wikipedia, which are available during the blackout. GovTrack lets you follow both bills through the legislative process: SOPA on this page, and PIPA on this one. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the public interest in the digital realm, has summarized why these bills are simply unacceptable in a world that values an open, secure, and free Internet.

Evans Craig | DC Internet Marketing | Nations Internet | Internet Technology Service | First Nations Internet Cafe | Tribal Mall

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January 18, 2012 - Posted by | Updates | , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. What happened with this? Nisa

    Comment by Nisa Montie | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • Over last weekend, Congress dropped the bill, due to overwhelming opposition!

      Anotherwards, TAKING ACTION WORKS!

      Congrats, if you took action, I know I did, so I feel great… 😀

      Comment by Evans Craig | January 29, 2012 | Reply


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