Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stop the Spread of COICA! (no, it's not an STD)

The U.S. Senate is mulling over a piece of legislation titled "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA). If passed, this law will allow the U.S. government, as a proxy for the media companies, to censor the internet as it sees fit, much like the governments in China and Iran do; however, there is a troubling difference: the websites the U.S. government decides to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the U.S.  The following is a Huffington Post article containing more specific info:

David Segal- "Stop the Internet Blacklist"

The following link is a petition to alert the Senate that we "masses" will not stand for this hand-in-glove attempt by media corporations and the U.S. government to legitimize censorship of the internet in the name of greed and small-mindedness:

Demand Progress petition to stop internet censorship

Bash the Fash


  1. Petition signed. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for signing; hopefully we can keep the internet relatively free of corporate & government censorship


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