knowyourmeme:

True story: Polish Parliament members who oppose ACTA are awesome.
KYMdb - Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

knowyourmeme:

True story: Polish Parliament members who oppose ACTA are awesome.

KYMdb - Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

hnmt:

There will be no such thing as privacy if this passes. Watch the whole thing, then go research on the new censorship acts!

Sign the petition here!

This is an excellent video.  In an Internet operating under ACTA, sharing this or any other content would be greatly altered.

I am not going to shut up about this. If we don’t come together, ACTA will wipe out the internet as we know it BY TOMORROW. ↘

sirlestrange:

(Source: dancingpurge)

SOPA is a Red Herring ↘

This way, when OPEN or perhaps a non-NDS-version of SOPA is passed, if you break the rules, you will be hunted down, regardless of where you live or operate since this also includes international domain names.

My PIPA post for the day - what I sent my senators.

(Well, what I’ve sent Snowe so far because Collins’ website is broken.  If you would like to borrow some bits of this to contact your senators, go for it.  I am not claiming intellectual property rights here.)

I am writing to voice opposition to S. 968, the PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA).  This act will do little to impede piracy or intellectual property theft, but will hinder communications and the free flow of information on the Internet.  As a library science student, I believe in the importance of open access to information as vital to freedom and democracy.  Censoring the Internet through PIPA draws parallels between the United States and countries like China and Iran, which limit their citizens’ access to information via staunch Internet controls.  

Please vote against PIPA to protect Internet freedom.  Thank you for your time and service to our state and nation.

journo-geekery:

US judge orders hundreds of sites “de-indexed” from Google, Facebook

After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered “all Internet search engines” and “all social media websites”—explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google—to “de-index” the domain names and to remove them from any search results.
The case has been a remarkable one. Concerned about counterfeiting, Chanel has filed a joint suit in Nevada against nearly 700 domain names that appear to have nothing in common. When Chanel finds more names, it simply uses the same case and files new requests for more seizures. (A recent November 14 order went after an additional 228 sites; none had a chance to contest the request until after it was approved and the names had been seized.)

Via Hillary Hartley on G+, where she adds, “Why wait for SOPA?”

You may want to write to your Congresspeople now.

journo-geekery:

US judge orders hundreds of sites “de-indexed” from Google, Facebook

After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered “all Internet search engines” and “all social media websites”—explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google—to “de-index” the domain names and to remove them from any search results.

The case has been a remarkable one. Concerned about counterfeiting, Chanel has filed a joint suit in Nevada against nearly 700 domain names that appear to have nothing in common. When Chanel finds more names, it simply uses the same case and files new requests for more seizures. (A recent November 14 order went after an additional 228 sites; none had a chance to contest the request until after it was approved and the names had been seized.)

Via Hillary Hartley on G+, where she adds, “Why wait for SOPA?”

You may want to write to your Congresspeople now.

bbbrad:

shortformblog:

Tumblr just put up this site warning people about the dangers of PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Read up, kids. This is important.

Wow! This is great work.
Take the five minutes to make a call to your representative. This is a big deal ya’ll!

You can also write to your representatives by going here, if you’re like me and can’t make a phone call from work right now.  Personalize your e-mail!  I told my representatives (Sens. Snowe and Collins and Rep. Michaud) that I’m a library science student and that the free flow of information is vital to ensuring freedom and promoting democracy.  This is what it looks like to have your liberty trampled upon, kids.
As a side note, I really wish Congress would work on prosecuting the crooks in big business, creating jobs, protecting the most vulnerable populations, and promoting sustainability, don’t you?  That might be a more valuable use of their time.

bbbrad:

shortformblog:

Tumblr just put up this site warning people about the dangers of PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Read up, kids. This is important.

Wow! This is great work.

Take the five minutes to make a call to your representative. This is a big deal ya’ll!

You can also write to your representatives by going here, if you’re like me and can’t make a phone call from work right now.  Personalize your e-mail!  I told my representatives (Sens. Snowe and Collins and Rep. Michaud) that I’m a library science student and that the free flow of information is vital to ensuring freedom and promoting democracy.  This is what it looks like to have your liberty trampled upon, kids.

As a side note, I really wish Congress would work on prosecuting the crooks in big business, creating jobs, protecting the most vulnerable populations, and promoting sustainability, don’t you?  That might be a more valuable use of their time.

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