PROTECT IP / SOPA Act Breaks the Internet
According to Protect IP/SOPA Act, people who remix or reproduce a song to post on Youtube will face up to five years in prison. Songs like Happy Birthday, which is copyrighted, will become illegal to post on the internet. Artists who started on Youtube, such as Justin Beiber, will face prison terms for starting their career by singing R&B songs. Fight for your future and fight against censorship.
Please oppose by signing the petition here: [link]
The video discusses the Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act, but the House bill that was introduced TODAY is much much worse.
It'll give the government new powers to block Americans' access websites that corporations don't like. The bill would criminalize posting all sorts of standard web content -- music playing in the background of videos, footage of people dancing, kids playing video games, and posting video of people playing cover songs.
This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The bill was just introduced: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form above to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation?