PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
"Today, the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony related to legislation designed to combat online copyright infringement. The House Bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the Senate version pursue an at-all-costs approach to policing the net that would have grave repercussions to the Internet as we know it." writes Senator Ron Wyden.
According to him and many other senators, the proposed legislation could strip certain freedoms of the people at corporations' wishes under the guise of copyright protection.
For example, when one little kid wants to upload a video of herself rapping Nicki Minaj to Facebook, the entire site could be blocked for each and every user.
When someone wants to share a cool still from last night's The New Girl on Tumblr, the entire site could be shut down for each and every user.
These websites, among countless others, have proven effective as tools to share information in a fast-evolving world where freedom of expression is constantly facing new challenges.
Senator Wyden also points out the proponents
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