A reblog from Boingboing. Protect IP and Stop Online Piracy Act are about to happen in the US. In their own words, in order to “[t]o promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.” —H.R. 3261 (Wiki). This is just another way of saying let’s set up an infrastrucure to control the internet. Tiffiny from American Censorship writes,

I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/4299/uncensor

People are pretty angry about two web censorship bills that would keep Americans ███████g websites like Boing Boing, and they’ve been very active in trying to stop███████bad bills from becoming law. This is the week to put all of our energy into killing the bill, to kill it for a long time. It’s basically do-or-die right now. The must-kill web censorship bill SOPA ███████ is going to a vote that either means eventual passage to law or not. Can people take a few minutes for a full-on censorship protest this week? We’re asking regular internet users in every community to censor their own posts (on Facebook, twitter, tumblr, news sites, their blogs, and on and on), surprise the world with all kinds of creative protests, and help melt the switchboards in Congress. If you hate these bills, it only makes sense to fight with us now. It’s super simple to censor your posts or take actions in your own way, and give your friends and fa███████A and help kill it — insert any text into the censorshipeverywhere tool, get a censored message back — your friends can “uncensor” it by calling or emailing Congress. We made the censorshipeverywhere tool to put the power to kill these bills in your hands. Go wild with it. Use it to grab people’s attention, and lead the way to defending internet freedom and free spe███████oing the noble deed of defending jobs and national security too. If the web censorship bills are allowed to pass with just a whimper, we will regret it for ages. On the flip side, we can kill the bill for a long time this week. We can’t let t███████cedented coalition of tech companies, sites, and advocacy are joining and going out all week too, ███████se they hate this bill. The opposition is grow███████makes sense. ████ IS ████? It ████ up the █████ ████████ ██████████ ██████ by ███████████ █████████ ████ ████████ ████████ ████ ██████ — it █████ ████ █████ █████ ████ of █████████ ████ ██████ for an ██████████ of ████████████ of ████ one ████. It █████ ████ █████, ████ ████ are ███████ via ████████, and █████████ to the ██████████’s █████ ████████ ██████, bad for ████████ ████████ (████ █████’t ███████ ████ ███████████).

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