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PROTECT IP / SOPA Act Breaks the Internet

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Uploaded on Oct 29, 2011

This video discusses the Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act, although a House bill has also been introduced that is much much worse.

It'll give the government new powers to block Americans' access websites that corporations don't like. The bill would criminalize posting all sorts of standard web content - music playing in the background of videos, footage of people dancing, kids playing video games, and posting video of people playing cover songs.

This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

The bill was just introduced. The video calls on Americans to act now to let their lawmakers know just how terrible it is, encouraging them to fill out a form on the following page:

http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/

I've posted the video here for the rest of us non-Americans to also be aware of what could be come in other countries. Such threats to the Internet are now threats to us all.

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