How to fight against SOPA : call your MP, send mails, spread the word Nov 17
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== THIS APPLICATION IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED. ===We are working on a new app that actually works. It will allow you to make your own communities to boycott companies that oppose your ideals, and see profiles of products and how they align with your values. Check back in September for a link to the new web tool and Android application. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) if passed will drastically change the internet for the worse. This app will help you avoid SOPA supporting products to show your displeasure with the bill and help get it voted down! Boycott SOPA - Google Apps sur l'Android Market
Put down those torches and pick up the phone. Updated: Okay, so the Internet won, and Go Daddy has decided to stop supporting SOPA, but that doesn’t mean you should stop yourself from actually taking any one of these steps to speak directly to Congress. Many in the tech community are against the Stop Online Piracy Act, but it’s time for a bit of a reality check on working with Washington D.C. Hate SOPA? 6 things you can do to stop it
Progress against SOPA When I did my blog post about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) last week, things looked quite grim. The fight isn’t over, but there’s been a lot of great developments in the last few days. If you’re not familiar with SOPA (and the PROTECT IP Act in the Senate), here’s a video that covers the basics: This internet censorship under SOPA editorial by Rebecca MacKinnon also describes why SOPA would be really bad for the internet. I also wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who called or wrote their Congressperson to speak out against SOPA and PROTECT IP.
Take Action The Internet blacklist legislation—known as PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House—invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation. Urge your members of Congress to reject this Internet blacklist campaign in both its forms! Big media and its allies in Congress are billing the Internet blacklist legislation as a new way to battle online infringement. But innovation and free speech advocates know that this initiative will do little to stop infringement online. What it will do is compromise Internet security, inhibit online expression, and slow growth in the technology sector. Read More
I work on the Hill, and I can tell you for a fact that members are being swayed (or at least influenced) by your calls. I'll answer questions as best I can, but I don't want to get yelled at ;) (or worse) Call your LOCAL representative. This is key. Don't call Tennessee from California, or visa versa. Local local local local local. SOPA - Keep calling
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Thank you We've received over 3000 thoughtful and personal letters telling congress to stop SOPA. We've also received thousands of dollars in donations. We are suprised by the response and support you've shown. Stop SOPA
The web community is currently in an apprehensive uproar over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which threatens to create an Internet blacklist that operates at the DNS level in a misguided attempt to curb piracy. It’s bad news — many of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies are speaking out against it, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt just went on the record calling it draconian and censorship. Now the folks over at SendWrite, a startup that makes it easy to quickly send people physical letters (no stamp-licking required), is offering to extend its services to anyone who would like to send their Congressperson a real, physical letter denouncing SOPA. Send Congress A Physical Letter In Just A Few Clicks
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At this point quite a few internet companies have protested H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in creative ways. Held by many to be the worst thing to ever happen to the Internet if it passes, SOPA would makes it really easy for copyright holders to force sites offline that they think are offending, among other things. While the judiciary vote has been delayed until next year, the list revealing the companies who support the act was released yesterday, and many startups, such as Reddit, have begun to drill down into boycotts of individual companies like domain provider GoDaddy. The company boycotts have sparked a thread on Hacker News, where user Solipsist posted a link to the list with the comment, “While I understand your sentiments towards SOPA, are you really going to distance yourself from all of these companies?” To which YCombinator founder and investor Paul Graham replied, Paul Graham: SOPA Supporting Companies No Longer Allowed At YC Demo Day
Follow these step-by-step directions to transfer all of your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap. I’m Boycotting GoDaddy because they are pro-SOPA. [edit: apparently GoDaddy changed their stance according to TechCrunch] Step 1: Login to GoDaddy and get to the domain manager. Step 2: Select all domains Step 3: Click on the “Locking Icon” A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer Domains Out Of GoDaddy
Well-Armed Lambs: The Real Way To Get Congress To Understand SOPA By Andy Meek On January 16, 2012 Benjamin Franklin is said to have once described democracy as two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty, he went on to point out, is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. This one is for my fellow lambs, those of you dismayed over the legislative sausage-making that’s resulted in SOPA, PIPA, and Washington’s willingness to put the entire Internet at risk in the name of defending it against the digital version of a teenager stuffing CDs under his shirt. I won’t attempt a technical rundown of why the now infamous bills pending represent a bridge too far (see here for some useful links).