Remember SOPA and PIPA, the “anti-piracy” measures that threatened to censor and even destroy the Internet? Remember how massive protests–online and in the streets–by Internet users everywhere forced the United States Congress to shelve SOPA and PIPA, and defeated their passing? Remember how we were all warned that SOPA and PIPA might soon be resurrected?
Well, SOPA and PIPA are NOT DEAD. They’re trying to creep in the back door.
Please read the following from this e-mail sent out by Demand Progress:
“It’s us versus THEM again.
Demand Progress is fighting back in the courts and standing up for Internet users. We are taking on the United States and the MPAA. Please click here to support our legal brief — the court will be hearing the case THIS WEEK.
BACKGROUND: One day after the Internet staged a massive blackout to protest Congress’s Internet censorship legislation (SOPA/PIPA), the United States responded by seizing millions of ordinary user files hosted on the popular website Megaupload.com.
With an aim of shutting down Megaupload and other Cloud-based hosting services (like Dropbox, YouTube or even your email provider), the government is trying to claim website operators should face decades in prison for the misdeeds of some of their users.
But while they pursue trumped up criminal charges against the companies’ founders, they are shutting down dozens of websites, and leaving ordinary Internet users without any way of retrieving their files.”
NOW is the time to take action! PLEASE VISIT THE SITE BELOW AND SIGN THE DEMAND PROGRESS PETITION!