[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge.net has joined the "Stop Censorship" movement

aestetix aestetix aestetix at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 03:04:12 PST 2011


Hey,

It turns out there is a nasty bill floating through US Congress right now
(called Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA), and privacy groups like the EFF
are rightfully concerned about it. Among other things, this bill would
expand government abilities to takedown websites to the DNS level, allowing
the US to effectively blacklist entire websites. This is not cool.

The EFF and several other groups (reddit, mozilla, and others) have decided
to bring attention to this by "censoring" their logos. We've "censored" the
Noisebridge.net logo on the website for the day (November 16) to join the
effort and support free speech on the internet. You can find more
information about this effort at http://americancensorship.org/.

Also, check out these links for more information on SOPA and why it is bad
and scary:
https://www.eff.org/issues/coica-internet-censorship-and-copyright-bill
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/explosion-opposition-internet-blacklist-bill
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/stop-online-piracy-act-blacklist-any-other-name-still-blacklist

Cheers,
aestetix
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