This is pretty infuriating.
Let’s don our war peripherals again, ladies and gents.
Love it, Dr. Walton. Love it. I’d call to thank you, but I rather think your phone is busy. On Saturday, we had our first visitor to the new house (Jocelyn, of course) and my first political freak-out, which consisted of me briefly yelling (then mercifully stopping myself) about the WAR ON WOMEN’S HEALTH.
In Sunday’s New York Times
DEAR WORLD, Internet service providers will begin spying on you!
This is not just the USA, this is also Europe, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and more.
ACTA is another attempt by Hollywood and others to end privacy and freedom to protect their profits.
These well done videos provide an overview:
We got to stop this!
USA, reblog this post. Make new posts. Join the EFF. Stay involved.
They won’t give up, and neither will we.
That was fast.
A few days ago the news broke that the pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was put on hold until consensus was reached.
Wishful thinking, because today SOPA is back in full force.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith just announced that the SOPA markup is expected to continue next month.
“To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs from foreign thieves who steal America’s intellectual property, we will continue to bring together industry representatives and Members to find ways to combat online piracy,” Chairman Smith said.
“Due to the Republican and Democratic retreats taking place over the next two weeks, markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act is expected to resume in February.
“I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to send a bipartisan bill to the White House that saves American jobs and protects intellectual property.”
Fuck you, Lamar Smith.