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Ban the internet?

Do you want your children to have the same opportunity as you did when you were growing up?

Then listen up.

If you value your freedom, then you had better speak up otherwise soon you might find you no longer have the right to free speech, The Senate is considering a bill that is just plain wrong.

You might soon no longer be able to watch video on youtube because of this bill.

The problem with this law is that, it would result in censorship without the right to due process as it allows the DOJ and copyright holders to obtain court orders before accused sites have had a chance to defend themselves in court. Sites could be seized and services suspended simply based on the one-sided arguments proffered by the DOJ or copyright holders.

The world’s largest lobbying organization, the US Chamber of Commerce…

is supporting this and it is wrong.

along with the biggest lobbyists

representing the recording and movie industry, have ramped up their efforts to get PROTECT IP approved as quickly as possible.

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But now the good news: Why is the Chamber having to go to such great lengths to ram their bill through Congress?  It’s because of Demand Progress members like you.  More from Techdirt:

This is the first stage of the endgame to get the law passed.  To be honest, I’m surprised they’ve even had to go this far, because from the beginning it looked like they had the easy support.  The fact that they felt the need to break out this little stunt shows that the opposition to PROTECT IP has actually drummed up enough noise that some politicians are concerned about the very real unintended consequences of the law.

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Reject the Senate

The Senate wants to put your child in jail for watching a youtube video?

What no way, I mean dont they have enough problem with the debt and the economy without trying to pass a law to make it a felony to watch a video online? 

Really this is the hope and the change you voted for?

TAKE ACTION: OPPOSE THE PROTECT IP ACT

We knew that members of Congress and their business allies were gearing up to pass a new version of the Internet Blacklist Bill — which more than 325,000 Demand Progress members helped block last winter — but we never expected it to be this atrocious.

Senators Leahy and Hatch revised the original bill, introducing new legislation that would institute a censorship regime in the United States. Under PROTECT-IP, the Department of Justice could force search engines, browsers, and service providers to block users’ access to websites, and scrub the American Internet clean of evidence of their existence.

Email your lawmakers and tell them to kill PROTECT IP — the Internet Blacklist Bill — by clicking here.

We need to stop this bill because it is not good for America.