Friday, 18 November 2011

The Death of the Internet

This isn't a review so much as a warning to everyone. I've made a point of sticking to text updates until now and not putting up other people's videos, but I think this time deserves an exception. What you're about to watch is what will likely happen if Protect IP manages to get through the Unites States Congress -

As it says, major sites will be targeted. It could easily be abused, your blog, myspace page or any account could be taken down for posting the wrong image. Things like The Spoony Experiment and other major entertainment websites could be censored and removed from existance thanks to this, not to mention what will happen if other nations start to get behind this. Effectively it's completely accurate to say that the internet as we know it will die.

So what can you do?
If you’re a citizen of the United States, call your local representatives. Calling and letter writing will always work better than email. If you don’t know their number , use this site:
Read up on the law so you can be informed of what is going on:American Censorship

Even if you're still completely sceptical of the whole thing and think there's no chance of it getting through, consider this: Would you rather spend five minutes putting your name onto a protest which is not needed, or would you rather have said you'd done nothing if this bill does get through and does all the damage the video says it will?

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