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You’ve probably heard by now…

Posted January 18th, 2012 by

…much of the hoopla over SOPA and PIPA.  If you have not, I encourage you to watch this video for a plain-english explanation of the damage this bill could do to the internet as we know it.

If you don’t see the embedded video below, please click through here to view it. I promise the extra click is worth it.

If you find the idea of SOPA/PIPA frightening, please click the “Stop SOPA” ribbon on the top right-hand corner of my website (or go to americancensorship.org) and write to your congresspeople. It couldn’t be simpler. You give them your name and zip-code, and they will send a form letter to your representatives. It takes less than two minutes, and you don’t even have to come up with your own words. Not a US citizen? There is a petition you can sign, if you’d like to throw your support behind us.

I don’t discuss politics all that much on this blog, but this is important, and I hope you will join me in taking action. Thank you!

Edited to add: I just watched this TED talk by Clay Shirky. If you have an extra 13 minutes to spare, you might want to take a look at it, too. (video link is here, if the embedded player is not working)

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  • Shirley Guenther says:

    Hi Lisa!

    Did my contacting, we can only hope that this won’t become law, but, there are other things I didn’t think had much of a chance either. Our govt has become so corrupt, nothing surprises me anymore. While all the countries around us want freedom, we are on the road to surfdom. Who would have thought?

    Hopefully we can make a difference.
    Thanks for the post.

  • phen375 says:

    I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative
    and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail
    on the head. The issue is an issue that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.
    ✿ Enjoy this post from phen375: phen375

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