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Though reports of SOPA being "shelved" until next Congress appear to have been accurate at the time, Hollywood is not taking the news lying down. In fact they are pushing harder and still want a vote.

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Michela M (3964)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 3:55 pm

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 4:02 pm
Congress & Government needs to be ethical in all their actions for the benefit of the people, not to remove something that is threatening to themselves. Our Freedom & Rights are wiped away One by One & who benefits. Certainly NONE of the citizens. They are not the ones in using the internet so why would they need to control it! TOTAL INSANITY & we all need to fight the INSANITY upon us! I & all of you needs to say ENOUGH of this $hit! Thanks Androniki.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 4:44 pm
Hear, hear Henriette... I agree, not on!!!

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 5:44 pm
I agree that they need to fight piracy, but they have a thin line that this bill crosses in infringing on our rights and the rights of internet businesses. What they need to do is rework this legislation and address the concerns of everyone without infringing on anyone's rights.

Mary T (178)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 5:53 pm
Noted and agree with Henriette, Thanks Andronik.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 5:59 pm
The SOPA/PIPA Internet censorship bills are awful, and the widespread protest blackouts today are justified.
Here are three other things you need to know about and spread to other Americans ASAP:

1. Backscatter x-ray vans, which allow for "drive-by" snooping of the contents of your vehicle (and even your home and your person) are already in use by the United States government. Via Forbes: "Privacy-conscious travelers may cringe to think of the full-body scanners finding their way into dozens of airport checkpoints around the country. Most likely aren't aware that the same technology, capable of seeing through walls and clothes, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets." Makes you feel all warm inside, doesn't it?

2. Guantanamo Bay, one of the creepiest things our government has running (even a decade after 9/11!), currently holds prisoners as young as 13 years old. The U.S. currently has 21 children imprisoned at Guantanamo. More than 200 FBI agents have reported abusive treatment of prisoners there. 8 prisoners have died while in custody. While the Bush administration released 532 of the poor souls detained there, the Obama administration has only released 68 so far. All of these statistics are courtesy of the ACLU's January 9th, 2012 infographic on Guantanamo, published here. Some of the other numbers there are even more disturbing.

3. President Obama really did sign the NDAA into law on New Year's Eve, while most of us were distracted with celebrations and (too much) champagne. It really does contain an indefinite detention provision, which according to law professor Jonathan Turley in The Guardian (and nearly everyone else!), allows the government to detain its own citizens without trial, and without charge.

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Anne Settanni (152)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 7:14 pm
noted, thanks, someday people will wonder how all this came to pass!

liz c (827)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 7:25 pm
Noted. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 12:51 am
It's the Internet where we can learn about the lies of corporations. On TV, we have only one minimal piece of information. It's scary to think that all forums will disappear because someone quoted someones words, or paste the scanned image. Also interesting and worth to reading is ACTA issue, which is equally dangerous
Do corporations have to decide of ways to spend our money, what we must watch or listen?

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 3:54 am

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 4:03 am

Valerie Hammett (21)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:46 am
the people are winning

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:17 am
knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

tammy B (52)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:21 am

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:35 am
Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson wrote: “Great to see what websites like Google, Wikipedia, and Reddit are doing in response to SOPA (and PIPA). I am vehemently opposed to both acts. One of the essential elements of my campaign is the democratized means of communication that is helping to bring down dictators — and allowing us all opportunities through user-generated cyberspace the means to create, innovate, and yield a greater voice with expanded freedoms. I have often said that, in this campaign, social media will help us topple the dictatorship of corrupt money in our government.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 8:03 am
David Segal
2:43 AM (15 hours ago)
to me

One last email -- and this one's easy:

Today has been amazing, but there's one thing that could completely stop SOPA and PIPA in their tracks:

President Obama has expressed concerns about the bills, but hasn't pledged to veto them.

Please click here to urge President Obama to promise to veto SOPA and PIPA.

There's enough opposition to these bills now that even if they pass, the won't be able to overcome a veto.

A promise to veto the bills will force opponents into a full retreat, and be the perfect way to cap off this week's protests.

We'd be able to declare a victory for the Net, free speech, and democracy.

Please click here to urge President Obama to promise to veto SOPA and PIPA.

Thank you! It's extraordinary: After more than a year of fighting, we're on the verge of winning this thing.

-Demand Progress

. (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 8:20 am
Noted, thanks.

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 12:24 pm
Might as well mention it: in Greek "sopa" means "shut up".

Holly W (3)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 1:26 pm

Charles Wasserman (17)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 1:58 pm
SOPA will be defeated on Tuesday.
The votes are not there.

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 3:30 pm
SOPA, PIPA, OPEN, and DMCA should be repealed if applicable, shredded beyond recovery to stymie further consideration, and disposed of by incineration. They are four of the most unconstitutional bills ever written. Chris 'Dodo' Dodd has been a crook since the 1970s, if not longer. He should be prosecuted and either exiled or jailed. The MPAA and RIAA should be prosecuted for sins ranging from Payola through embezzlement, and the RIAA should be dissolved while the MPAA should be denied all access to copyrights and restricted to production. This should be implemented ASAP!

Jean C (18)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:46 pm
Marcia K. has been paying attention!!!

Jean C (18)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:51 pm
Abdessalam Diab of - Thank you for posting - and great website!

jayasri amma (10)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:51 pm
noted, thanks !

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 6:35 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:26 am

Alet Coetzee (59)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:15 am

Kathy B (106)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:27 am
What the supporters of this bill and those that wrote them don't realize is that this bill effects the WORLD. Does the U.S. have the right to be a police state for the World Internet?

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:30 pm
Most of the bill's supporters are expected; the major TV networks' tendency towards Communism is noted. A few of the list members were a surprise. I hope they get boycotted and lose profits over SOPA/PIPA, the bill should be shredded and incinerated.

Pier Luca F (18)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:21 pm
Noted. Thank you

. (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:27 pm
noted. Yes, Parsifal...doesn't it feel as if we are actors on a stage........dancing to the tune that's being played for us?

jayasri amma (10)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:29 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 10:00 am
TY for petition Parsifal
Hope that EU will not approve ACTA

Esther Lance (74)
Monday January 23, 2012, 4:13 am

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:00 am

Also here - all my comments disappeared

Monday January 23, 2012, 11:55 am
this is rediculous Parcifal...

Past Member (0)
Monday January 23, 2012, 11:58 am
It's strange that Care2 deletes users posts but everywhere we can see plenty of spam from some online shops and none of these spamers won't be block ...
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