#BlackoutSOPA Day Screen Captures – SOPA Bill Threatens Uncensored Internet – The Internet ROARS!

Today is the SOPA internet blackout! Show your support, and sign the petition! Help combat online censorship, boycott those who would censor our internet for financial gain.

Help stop this bill, or you’ll be seeing this a lot:

DHS SOPA website seizure noticeLink your friends to http://www.rezn8d.com/ for the LIVE DEMO.


Even Hitler Hates SOPA:

Here are links to what’s going down today:

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

SOPA Internet Strike

Anonymous leads anti-SOPA Blackout – Google, Wikipedia, Reddit follow

Today the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous is leading an Internet blackout in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A whole host of websites are joining the blackout, including heavy hitters like Wikipedia, Google and Reddit.

Anonymous announced their participation in Wednesday’s blackout via Twitter last week:

Everyone can join in on #BlackoutSOPA at Jan 18th! Shut down your pages for 12 hrs from 8a-8p EST and show a message opposing #SOPA! #J18

SOPA , also known as the Internet censorship bill, would radically restrict Internet freedom in an attempt to protect intellectual property rights. Critics claim the bill, if passed, would cripple the Internet as we know it. Indeed, SOPA has the potential to cripple websites that rely on user-uploaded content like YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit.

According to OpenCongress.org, SOPA: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA – HR3261), is a bill that “would establish a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be dedicated to copyright infringement.”

If passed, SOPA would allow copyright holders to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling copyright infringement. The offending sites could then be dropped by advertisers, removed from search engine results and barred from using payment processing networks.

The blackout is meant to grab the attention of lawmakers returning to Washington D.C. this week.

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian made the following remark about SOPA:

“Why is it that when Republicans and Democrats need to solve the budget and the deficit, there’s deadlock, but when Hollywood lobbyists pay them $94 million dollars to write legislation, people from both sides of the aisle line up to co-sponsor it?”

Wikipedia left the following message announcing their blackout in opposition to SOPA:

For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.

Over a 100 websites have pledged to go black on Wednesday in opposition to SOPA, and companion legislation to SOPA, PIPA (the Protect IP Act).


Wikipedia joins sites like MoveOn, Reddit, BoingBoing, Mozilla, WordPress, TwitPic and the ICanHasCheezBurger network. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr will not be joining the day of protest, however, all have expressed their stance against the bills.

The move for Wikipedia to go down for a day is probably the most disruptive of all because of the sheer amount of visitors who rely on the site for up-to-date information. The English version of the site has 3.8 million pages alone. According to Wales, “comScore estimates the English Wikipedia receives 25 million average daily visitors globally.”

Full coverage of SOPA on Tech Talk
SOPA opera: the Internet dukes it out with Congress
SOPA supporters facing boycotts, thanks to Reddit
SOPA opposition from tech heavyweights Google, Facebook

Source: CBS


SOPA Bill Amended for Porn Industry?


SOPA Act

H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act

Source: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261:


Download PDF of the bill HERE

H.R.3261
Latest Title: Stop Online Piracy Act
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] (introduced 10/26/2011)      Cosponsors (30)
Related Bills: S.968S.1228
Latest Major Action: 12/16/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.


COSPONSORS(30), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

Rep Amodei, Mark E. [NV-2] – 11/3/2011
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] – 12/7/2011
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] – 11/14/2011
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-33] – 11/3/2011
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] – 10/26/2011
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] – 10/26/2011
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] – 10/26/2011
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 11/3/2011
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] – 10/26/2011
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] – 11/30/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] – 10/26/2011
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] – 12/12/2011
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] – 10/26/2011
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] – 10/26/2011
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] – 10/26/2011
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] – 10/26/2011
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] – 11/30/2011
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] – 11/3/2011
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 11/30/2011
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] – 11/14/2011
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] – 11/3/2011
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] – 11/3/2011
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] – 11/14/2011
Rep Ross, Dennis [FL-12] – 10/26/2011
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] – 11/14/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] – 10/26/2011
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] – 12/7/2011
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 10/26/2011
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] – 11/3/2011
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] – 11/3/2011
Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3] – 12/13/2011(withdrawn – 1/17/2012)

Background on H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act: The Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) builds on the Pro IP Act of 2008 and the Senate’s Protect IP Act introduced earlier this year. The bill modernizes our criminal and civil statutes to meet new IP enforcement challenges and protect American jobs. The proposal reflects a bipartisan and bicameral commitment toward ensuring that law enforcement and job creators have the necessary tools to protect American intellectual property from counterfeiting and piracy.

Bill Information

Manager’s Amendment
Summary of the Manager’s Amendment

List of Supporters: H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act

Press Resources

Smith to Remove DNS Blocking from SOPA
Fighting Online Piracy
(The New York Times)
Protecting Americans from Web scams
(New York Post)
Setting the record straight on SOPA
(The Hill)
Digital thieves are stealing from me
(The Hill)
Bill combats intellectual property thieves
(San Antonio Express-News)
Defending SOPA
(National Review Online)
Smith: Law need to control cyber piracy
(The Statesman)
Bipartisan Bill Combats Online Piracy

SOPA SUPPORTERS – Boycott these assholes!

60 Plus Association – December 16, 2011
Copyright Alliance
– December 14, 2011

Directors Guild of America, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, and the Motion Picture Association of America – November 10, 2011

The U.S Chamber of Commerce – October 26, 2011

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), and Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. – October 26, 2011

American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)- October 26, 2011

Comcast/NBCUniversal

- October 26, 2011
National Cable and Telecommunications Association
– October 26, 2011
National Association of Manufacturers
– October 26, 2011
Viacom – October 26, 2011
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
– October 26, 2011
Business Software Alliance
– October 26, 2011
National Songwriters Association

Association of American Publishers
Center for Individual Freedom
– December 14, 2011
Let Freedom Ring
– December 14, 2011
Macmillan
– December 14, 2011
Americans for Tax Reform
– December 14, 2011
National Cable and Telecommunications Association
– December 14, 2011
Minor League Baseball
– December 13, 2011
Coalition Against Online Video Piracy
– December 13, 2011
Independent Film & Television Alliance
– December 13, 2011
National Governors Association
– December 13, 2011
Comcast/NBCUniversal – December 13, 2011
Letter of Counsel
– December 12, 2011

Capitol Records Nashville, Christian Music Trade Association, Church Music Trade Association, Church Music Publishers’ Association, COuntry Music Association, Country Music Television, EMI Christian Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Gospel Music Association, MCA REcords, Mercury Nashville, Provident Music Group, Republic Nashville, Showdog Universal Music, Sony Music Nashville, UMG Publishing Group Nashville, Warner Music Nashville, Word Entertainment – December 6, 2011

ABC, AFTRA- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFM-American Federation of Musicians, AAP-Association of American Publishers, ASCAP, BMG Chrysalis, BMI, CBS (including subsidiary Simon & Schuster), Cengage Learning, DGA- Directors Guild of America, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc., Elsevier, EMI Music Publishing, ESPN, The Estee Lauder Companies, Graphic Artists Guild, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Publishers Worldwide, Inc., Hyperion, IATSE- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, L’Oreal, Macmillan, Major League Baseball, Marvel Entertainment, LLC, McGraw-Hill Education, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, National Football League, News Corporation, Pearson Education, Penguin Group (USA), Inc., The Perseus Books Group, Random House, Revlon, SAG-Screen Actors Guild, Scholastic, Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Time Warner, United States Tennis Association, Universal Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Viacom, Warner Music Group, W.W. Norton & Company, Wolters Kluewer Health – December 6, 2011

Tiffany & Co. – December 5, 2011
True Religion Brand Jeans – November 30, 2011
The United States Conference of Mayors
– November 29, 2011
National Sheriffs’ Association
– November 29, 2011
COTY Inc.
– November 28, 2011
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
– November 22, 2011
Building and Construction Trades Department
– November 18, 2011
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
– November 17, 2011
International Trademark Association
– November 16, 2011

Floyd Abrams on behalf of the Directors Guild of America, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Screen Actors Guild, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, and the Motion Picture Association – November 11, 2011

National Criminal Justice Association, National District Attorneys Association, Major City Chiefs, Council of State Governments, National Troopers Coalition, National Sheriffs Association, National Center for Victims of Crime, National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, National Association of Fussion Center Directors, International Union of Police Associations, National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators, Major County Sheriffs, National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition, National Association of State Chief Information Officers – November 11, 2011

Association of Talent Agents – November 9, 2011
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee – November 4, 2011
The Council of Better Business Bureaus
– November 3, 2011
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
– November 3, 2011
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies
– November 1, 2011
State International Development Organizations
– October 31, 2011
Beachbody, LLC

Dear Colleague Letters

ICYMI: Utah Attorney General: Time for Congress to Enact Rogue Sites Legislation – January 10, 2012

ICYMI: Rogue Sites: Compromising Safety of First Responders
– January 10, 2012

Promote Jobs and Economic Growth: Protect Consumers and Our Troops – Support H.R. 3261

- November 10, 2011

Source: http://judiciary.house.gov/issues/issues_RogueWebsites.html


PIPA Act – PROTECT IP

S. 968: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011,

Source: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:s.968:


Download a PDF of the bill HERE

S.968
Latest Title: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 5/12/2011)      Cosponsors (40)
Related Bills: H.R.3261
Latest Major Action: 12/17/2011 Senate floor actions. Status: Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
Senate Reports: 112-39


COSPONSORS(40), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] – 5/25/2011
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] – 6/27/2011
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] – 7/25/2011
Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] – 10/19/2011
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] – 5/12/2011
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] – 5/23/2011
Sen Boozman, John [AR] – 6/15/2011
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 12/12/2011
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 10/20/2011
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] – 7/13/2011
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] – 9/7/2011
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] – 11/2/2011
Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] – 6/23/2011
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] – 5/12/2011
Sen Corker, Bob [TN] – 6/9/2011
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] – 6/30/2011
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] – 9/7/2011
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] – 5/12/2011
Sen Franken, Al [MN] – 5/12/2011
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] – 5/26/2011
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] – 5/12/2011
Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] – 5/12/2011
Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] – 7/5/2011
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] – 5/12/2011
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] – 11/2/2011
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] – 10/3/2011
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] – 5/12/2011
Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] – 5/12/2011
Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] – 10/17/2011
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] – 7/7/2011
Sen McCain, John [AZ] – 7/26/2011
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] – 10/31/2011
Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] – 9/23/2011
Sen Risch, James E. [ID] – 11/7/2011
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] – 5/26/2011
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 5/12/2011
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] – 6/30/2011
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] – 7/7/2011
Sen Vitter, David [LA] – 11/7/2011
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] – 5/12/2011
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] – 6/23/2011(withdrawn – 6/27/2011)


The Opposition is Strong!

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout screen

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SOPA PIPA Infographic

Google Take Action PDF – SOPA PIPA

Google SOPA PIPA takeactionThank you for your support, your internet needs you!


Additional Reading Links:

Read 10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free

Source:Washington Post

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