Here’s how to strike back against Internet censorship and why

January 18, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More

It’s time to step up and voice your concerns because we now have a bit of momentum. Here’s how to strike back against Internet censorship.

Here is why you should consider taking at least a few minutes to get involved.

I’ve blackened the DI banner today as a symbol of my concern regarding efforts to pass SOPA (pending in the House) and the Protect IP Act (pending in the Senate).

Free Press has offered a page indicating the senators who are pro, con and on the fence. If you plug in your zip code, you will be presented with phone numbers for your senators and it LITERALLY takes only a minute to voice your concern to the staffer of your senator. I called my two senators in two minutes. Please join me in voicing your concern to your elected officials. You will be doing your part to use logic, fairness and reason to oppose $90 million in campaign contributions. Reason sometimes work, as demonstrated by today’s reversal of course by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

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Category: Censorship, Corporatocracy, Internet, Orwellian

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    Link “here’s how” goes to blocked page at blacklist.eff.org

  2. Dan Klarmann says:

    I sent a “No on SOPA or PIPA” post via (name).senate.gov to my senator who is currently in the “support” column.

  3. Tim Hogan says:

    I saw a “Stop Internet piracy” TV ad in Hardball tonight. It was in favor of PIPA and SOPA.

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    Congressman Lamar Smith, who authored SOPA, found to be a copyright infringer, based on image in his website. http://twitpic.com/88ueqz

  5. Yep…I blacked out. It seems it did some good,they said the phones were shut down in Congress due to the overload.

    I have a black banner. Everyone should protest this.

  6. Adam Herman says:

    Wait a minute. I thought you believed that only people had 1st amendment rights. Is a website a person? How about if that website is owned by a corporation?

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