It's Time

Jan. 18th, 2012 06:17 am
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I contacted my US Representative in December about SOPA and I just contacted my two Senators about Protect IP. This is the worst idea proposed by our government in the last five years - and I'm including indefinite military detention of US citizens without trial in that assertion. It's extraordinarily unlikely you'll ever be directly effected by draconian anti-terrorism measures, but you will be effected by Protect IP and SOPA, as will future generations.

Our government intends to break the internet, people. Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, Livejournal, I Can Has Cheezburger, Facebook - in fact, *all* the websites where uses comment or contribute - they *all* are at risk. This is going to effect your life. Please contact your elected officials and threaten to withhold your future support if they do not kill this bill.

Here's the letter I'm sending:

Dear Elected Asshat [that may not be my actual greeting],

I am writing to you as a voter in your state. I urge you to vote "no" on cloture for S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, on Jan. 24th.

The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. The Motion Picture Arts Association points to Chinese and Iranian governmental censorship of the internet as the model upon which America should base itself, this time in the name of ineffective copyright protection. This is so absurdly anti-American I can barely find words to express my outrage. Protect IP and SOPA will cripple a vital part of our culture and economy. It is not acceptable.

Going into the future, I will not support any elected official who supports Protect IP or SOPA. Again, I strongly urge you to vote "no" on this issue.

Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

Christina Decker

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