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We may have stopped SOPA, but there are companies out to try and destroy the Internet!



SOPA may have been stopped, but large companies with many copyrights are trying to re-institute portions of it under other names and policies. This attempt to limit protected speech in the name of copyright is unacceptable, and must be resisted.

Secret negotiations to include SOPA provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, lead by a former SOPA lobbyist, draconic Notice and Staydown measures that would hold small websites accountable to electronically police media with software they can't afford, and private agreements that could be used to bully small companies into excluding protected content are all being proposed now by Big Media.

We encourage the administration to oppose any measures that would deny alleged copyright infringers due process and protect original content!

THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 13, 2014!
petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…
Spread the word out fast!

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FCC petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…We need more signatures before the deadline February 14th, PLEASE SPREAD WORD FAST!Desperate emot 
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We need more signatures before the deadline February 14th, PLEASE SPREAD WORD FAST!Desperate emot 
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Taken from :iconhewylewis: journal.

Yesterday, 3 judges dismantled the open Internet by deciding that big companies should be able to determine what we see online.

They struck down “Net Neutrality” – the principle that no corporation or state authority can censor, slow down, block, or privilege certain content on the web. It's the basis for what has made the Internet a place for creativity, free speech, and innovation.

Without Net Neutrality, the very startups that make the Internet a force of innovation will be throttled – unable to compete with incumbent businesses that can pay to provide their access faster than any startup could.

As of yesterday’s ruling, no one can protect Internet users from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services.Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

Carriers can now charge content providers to make sure their content works well – something that privileges companies already dominating the market at the expense of the startups that have made the Internet great. Facebook or Google might be able to afford preferential treatment – but what about the startup that otherwise could replace them?

It’s incredibly insidious, and it threatens to take away the level playing field that’s made the Internet such an incredible boon for society.

The FCC, however, has the power to protect Net Neutrality – if they classify broadband as a communications service, something we all know it is with all the time we spend communicating with friends and loved ones via e-mail and social media, they’ll have the power to reinstate Net Neutrality rules.

We’ve fought to save Net Neutrality before, and we’re going to save it this time, too. Together we will protect the Internet.

Thanks for all you do,
Charlie Furman

P.S. This is going to be one of our hardest fights yet because some of the very same allies we’ve had in the past are now some of the biggest incumbents in the market – that means your support is that much more important. The deadline for this petition is on February 14, 2014.

petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…

www.avaaz.org/en/hands_off_our…

I really mean it! What would you be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would you be able to do if writing fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would you do if it's illegal to do a cover of your favorite song on YouTube? What would you do if downloading things from the internet (music, movies, TV episodes, etc) became illegal? What would you do if SOPA/TPP wins the war and takes away internet freedom? Net Neutrality is already dead so far, we can't risk the freedom of internet from getting killed by SOPA/TPP!

There's only one way to save our beloved internet and prevent SOPA/TPP from winning the war. All you need to do is sign these petitions, right here: petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…

petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop…

www.change.org/petitions/congr…

And please hurry. We don't have much time left! THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 26, 2014!

Also, post this in your journals if you may to spread the word!

SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

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