[FSFTN] Protest by blacklist ourselves for a day
shanuss at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 13:53:56 CST 2011
This is to make everyone understand the issues with the proposed
legislation by demonstrating how the internet would look if all these
restrictions are applied. fsf.org is the site maintained by international
organisation and huge number of people visit it.
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:02 PM, anu nivas <anupama.2312.bmsit at gmail.com>wrote:
> What would be the impace of blacklisting ? How would it make an impact
> against those we oppose?I have assumed that fsf.org is a site not
> frequently visited by many people and hence have these doubts. Kindly
> correct me if I'm wrong
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Shanu <shanuss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> American Censorship Day is Wednesday, November 16th:
>> When you visit http://fsf.org this Wednesday, November 16th, you won't
>> see the usual site. Instead, you'll see a preview of what the site
>> could look like in the future, if we were accused of copyright
>> infringement by companies who routinely manipulate copyright law to
>> attack free expression and sharing on the Internet -- values
>> fundamental to the free software movement.
>> You've probably heard that Old Media is trying to push through
>> legislation that would obligate the US government to blacklist and
>> censor sites they accuse of copyright infringement. This legislation
>> is called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and PROTECT
>> IP in the Senate -- it is no surprise that groups pushing hard to take
>> away the public's freedom picked an analogy to raping and pillaging
>> for one bill and the manipulative terminology of "intellectual
>> property" for the other.
>> We've stopped bills like this before, but we didn't do it by sitting
>> on our hands.
>> If you have a web site, I urge you to join us and our colleagues at
>> organizations like Fight for the Future, EFF, Public Knowledge, Demand
>> Progress, and the Participatory Politics Foundation, as we blacklist
>> ourselves for a day to make it abundantly clear what the Internet will
>> look like if this legislation passes.
>> If you don't have a web site, you can still help! Take action by
>> writing to your representatives in the House and Senate, and help
>> spread the word to your friends and colleagues.
>> Learn more about the issue:
>> Thank you for doing your part,
>> John Sullivan
>> Executive Director
>> Free Software Foundation
>> Thank you,
>> Shanu S Sukoor
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>> OpenDocument instead!
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