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YOUR SITE IS CENSORED!!! SOPA BLACKOUT

Join Our Censorship Protest! WE ARE CONSIDERING BLACK OUT OPTIONS!!
HUNDREDS OF MAJOR SITES ARE PROTESTING SOPA / PIPA WE ARE LOOKING FOR A METHOD TO JOIN THE 200 SITES IN MG NETWORK – WE ARE IN FULL SUPPORT OF HELPING GET THE WORD OUT!

by INDIE MUSIC NEWS
The proposed U.S. legislation (SOPA/PIPA) that threatens internet is here! We are supporting a fight for freedom on the web and urge everyone to help stop this ugly bill! Internet protections are already in place and this bill goes to way to far and into a different level that gives government too much power over a medium that needs to be protected not censored.

There’s a bill in the U.S. Senate that if passed would put publishing freedom severely at risk, and could shut down entire sites at the whim of media companies. PLEASE GET INVOLVED!! MUSIC SITES ARE RIPE FOR ABUSE BY MAJORS.

Fight for the Future! created this nifty video to sum it up better than I can.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

mozilla
https://donate.mozilla.org/page/s/SOPA?source=sopa_page

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

wordpress

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/join-our-censorship-protest/

Why Is the Media Ignoring SOPA?
http://act2.freepress.net/sign/media_sopa/?akid=3207.9891948.ld_j8b&rd=1&t=1

REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation
http://mediamatters.org/blog/201201050008

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The News Networks’ SOPA Blackout

By Josh Levy, January 9, 2012

originally posted at SavetheInternet.com

You may have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Simply put, it’s a bill in the House that could open the door to widespread Internet censorship.

Opposition to the bill has reached a boiling point. Millions of activists, hundreds of
startups, social media sites like Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter and even big
companies like Google, Yahoo! and eBay have joined with Free Press and other
Internet advocacy groups against it.

This is one of the biggest tech stories of the year. Yet as a recent report from Media Matters for America shows, TV news has ignored it.

According to the report, SOPA — and Protect IP, its cousin in the Senate — have “received
virtually no coverage from major American television news outlets during their
evening newscasts and opinion programming.” Among the offenders are ABC, CBS,
Fox News, MSNBC and NBC.

A likely reason for the media blackout? The big networks — and their parent
companies — support these two Internet-censorship bills.

This is what happens when the interests of big business get in the way of the need
to inform the public and protect free speech. These same media giants are
lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to loosen its ownership rules
and allow for even more media consolidation — another issue they’ve failed to
cover. If the FCC permits runaway
consolidation
,
media blackouts like the one affecting SOPA could become even more common.

Meanwhile, rank-and-file journalists are coming out strong against these censorship bills. And print media have reported on them. Earlier this month New York Times columnist David Carr wrote that SOPA was “alarming in its
reach.” Time, the Atlantic, Forbes and the Boston Globe have all reported on the legislation in the past week.

What is TV news afraid of?

These networks — ABC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC — need to be held accountable for failing to provide coverage of
such damaging legislation.

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Free Press does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications.


Josh Levy

Josh is the Internet Campaign Director for Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund.

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