Posts tagged pipa
Posts tagged pipa
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA), otherwise known as the bigger, and nastier brother to both the SOPA and PIPA acts that got loudly smacked down after the Internet realized just how dangerous and ill-thought out they were.
The reaction to both SOPA and…
One of my personal favourite articles on this topic so far. I think it lays out the issues very well.
It also links to this form letter that you can send to your MP.
“I’m a Canadian.
We’re a quiet bunch; prone to enjoying hockey, drinking stronger beer than our friends south of the border, and lovers of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy.
We also, apparently, have an inferiority complex when it comes to being evil dirt bags, because we’ve decided to pass our very own version of SOPA up here.
Meet Bill-C11. Formerly Bill C-32. (I think they thought if they made the number lower people would care less about it?)
But, as innocuous as it sounds, C-11 does a whole lot that SOPA did with a few extra twists you might not find in the Wikipedia write-up.
Like your PVR? You can’t keep it under C-11.
Like ripping CDs to your iPod? Say bye-bye.
Hey, do you want to be able to unlock your $500 smartphone and take it to a provider less dedicated to violating your wallet? That won’t be allowed either.
Did you get accused of internet piracy but no evidence has been presented and a trial date hasn’t even been set? Under C-11 your ISP will now be forced to terminate your internet access.
And people say that governments can’t be bought.
There are only 14 days left people. Get active.”
Send a letter to your Member of Parliament now. The letters are prewritten, you just need to click send.
Come on non-Canadian people, please signal boost this for your Canadian friends.
ATTN: GO FORTH AND SIGN.
Most of the anti-ACTA petitions I’ve seen so far I’ve been a little dubious of, but I’ve just found out Access Now are running one. Access Now campaign on internet freedom issues all over the world, and they’re one of the three main organisations where I do most of my slacktivism, so I’m pleased to know they’re doing something about ACTA. If you care about internet freedom and you aren’t already familiar with Access Now, you should definitely consider following their work.
Anyway: ANTI-ACTA PETITION. GO SIGN.
This is even worse than SOPA. Also it’s in Europe. PLEASE SIGN AND SPREAD THE WORD. SOPA is dead. We can do this with ACTA too.
You know how we love to download tv shows that play outside of our country? If ACTA passes you can kiss your favorites goodbye.
1. ACTA isn’t the “European” SOPA. It’s nearly GLOBAL, and will apply to every country that signs the treaty.
2. ACTA is far more aggressive. ACTA will not simply affect websites and have them blocked out of the internet - its measures go as far as surveillance of anything you share through private channels.
3. ACTA doesn’t have a campaign against it that is as wide-spread and organized as the SOPA one. This is DANGEROUS, as there’s less time between now and the final signing of ACTA.
4. ACTA has effects on healthcare, trade, and even tourism.
5. ACTA has to be stopped.
Let’s start spreading the word and organizing a good, solid response to it.
The video at the bottom does an excellent job explaining the harm ACTA will do for food and medicine across the world. This affects people on so many levels.
ACTA explained - Animation.flv (by Inf0rmNati0n)
I know the video is quite long and we’re all still a little shell-shocked by the effects of SOPA, but it’s the best explanation of ACTA out there and I can’t stress enough how important it is that you are in the know. Sign the petition.
hello duckies litzi here
(its always litzi i dont have a comod)
im sure by now you have heard of acta, which stands for the assholes controlling technology allovertheplace (or, the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement). basically this will fuck you up. as tumblr relies on user-generated content, it would be one of the first to go should this shit pass. how will you make everything a homestuck joke? how will you cry about sherlock? how will you reblog hipsters and kittens? how will you access fuckyeahdavestrider?? you wont. thats how.
youtube gone. twitter gone.
THE TIME TO FIGHT NOW
let slip the blogs of war.
But in my recent research, I’ve talked with a lot of them. Not just the “lololol we r legion” kind either. The real deal. Guys who now work for McAfee or run their own security contracting firms. When I asked them about whether further government restrictions on internet behavior,…