How *YOU* can kill CISPA - UPDATED 22/06/12CISPA Headed for a Senate vote soon, likely inHow *YOU* can kill CISPA - UPDATED 22/06/122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put this picture in your journal, or link it to your friends! If you're in the US you can do something to help stop CISPA. If you want to retain your freedoms on the internet, and the freedoms of those all over the world who use American-based servers, you gotta be on top of it, you gotta contact your representatives, you gotta be part of this process.
CISPA is expected to be voted on between..
May 28 - June 1
NEW ESTIMATE: June 21 - July 21
The CISPA vote has been delayed! Its final vote is expected in the Senate sometime in July. We're not finished yet so keep meeting with senators, making phone calls, writing your reps, everything you can to keep this monstrosity from getting through Senate!
You guys can stop it.
Is your phone giving your info to a foreign gov't?Prepare to be shocked by the next step information technology corporations are taking... Cell phone companies want to sell our user data to potentially hostile foreign governments! It's common practice of the police and U.S. government to ask for a person's user data if they are believed to have committed a crime. This helps put rapists and murderers in prison. The problem is, the U.S. government has become more and more prone to asking cell phone companies for user data to get information on activists whose opinions they don't approve of... and shut them down.Is your phone giving your info to a foreign gov't?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now hostile foreign governments are asking cell phone companies to do the same for them.
It is critical that we prevent this! Please sign: https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/vodafone-it-s-time-to-come-clean-
We must take the time to do this, in order to protect the rights of those activists who struggle to make the world a better place. Giving the U.S. government data of random people who have never been accused of a crime is bad
Are You F***ing Kidding Me?!http://2012indyinfo.com/2012/03/04/us-congress-passes-authoritarian-anti-protest-law/Are You F***ing Kidding Me?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They made protests a criminal offense now?! For the love of god, someone get rid of those paranoid, power-hungry bastards otherwise there's going to be a revolution!
Oh oh, and get this, they even made it to where even if someone simply says 'boo!' during a speech, they could get locked up as well!
Edit: Just to add my two cents without commenting on this, but it seems like the 'Land of the Free' is becoming the 'Land of the Trapped'.
Callling UK People: PROBLEM!!!Ok, I will break this down easily -Callling UK People: PROBLEM!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I recieved an email about a week or so, ago, from a website called 'Acess Now', where I signed a petition again ACTA.
The email was called: 'We won again!' -
It was speaking of how all our hard work petitioning had payed off (I would post the whole thing up here, but I have a feeling that no one's going to read through the whole thing. So, if any one wants to, I'll post it up here, just let me know in the comments secetion.)
However, I just looked on the BBC news website and found an artical:
'Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws' -
Yes, you heard!
It bascially talks about a what we have been fighting against!
The beginning of the artical says:
'The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.'
Here is a few paragraphes from it:
Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on d
Devious Journal EntryMisleading America -- and the World -- On PurposeDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I saw this news about the leaked emails last night, after being alerted by Greta Van Susteren’s show, I thought Obama’s goose was finally cooked. This is hard evidence that all the major bastions of power in Washington — Obama’s Situation Room, the FBI, State, everybody who matters, everybody who has been lying — knew within hours that Benghazi was under siege by a terrorist group in a pre-planned attack. Finally, the right “government source” had squealed loudly enough to expose the lies, the incompetence, the lies, the monumental disregard for the murders of four men as a result of shockingly weak securit
Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!Several large corporations are in the process of making a pact to work together and function like a single corporation, and entirely without government intervention or regulation... Many things hang in the balance, freedom of information being only the beginning. Monopoly is illegal, but corporations are finding ways around it by marketing each others' products and creating interconnecting trade agreements... please sign here to make sure the Trans-Pacific Partnership holds corporations accountable! http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_corporate_death_star/?bdcoYcbStop the Trans-Pacific Partnership!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Information on ACTA, TPPA and NDAA + protest linksTaken from :iconXarti: http://xarti.deviantart.com/journal/It-s-The-Season-of-Petitioning-Protests-283474190Information on ACTA, TPPA and NDAA + protest links3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, though I'm a bit shy in posting this (I don't know if I am good explaining or wording this).
Here's my reasons why I don't support ACTA.
For a bill that's suppose to prevent piracy, here's what it will do:
Destroy freedom of speech - Especially on the internet.
Under ACTA, the government and the elite will censor what they considered as 'Copywrite Infringement.' By shutting down sites. They will have control over the information and we would be in the dark(The government has been meaning ), this would effect news sites and information sites as well, since they can't spread and/or report. Our blogs and online journals will be censored as well. All of this goes against America's Constitution of Freedom of Speech amendment.
Stifle trade, especially of generic medicines -
In seeking on how to protect brands from piracy under the name of patenting, ACTA will halt gen
IT IS TIMEFrom:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbDntz8a1Ds&feature=relatedIT IS TIME3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You will soon be watched, every millimeter you move, you will soon be watched, you are an ant in an ant farm, easy to squash and manipulate at the whim of the Rockefellers and other similar Dictators. You will soon be watched as if you are nothing. They would have us believe that there are threats to us. There is no threat, there is only the Dictators and the Corporations, some of which overlap closely. Speed up the construction of the Resistance, everyone, (http://guardian54.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4nes2o), before we are crunched underfoot forever.
They will implant kill devices inside our chips, to silence rebellions before they can begin and to kill us for sport whenever they like it. The Rockefeller kids, the Dictators AND Corporations rolled into one, will grow up playing the game "point and die" through their drone cameras and control grid. DO NOT LET THESE MONSTERS GROW UP, DESTROY THEM. Our response is forced exc
We need to get rid of ACTA :SEDIT: Have a read of this (quoted from Wikipedia):We need to get rid of ACTA :S3 years ago in Personal More Like This
''Potential border searches are covered by the "Border Measures" proposal of ACTA. As of February 2009, and according to University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, there is significant disagreement among countries on this topic: "Some countries are seeking the minimum rules, the removal of certain clauses, and a specific provision to put to rest fears of iPod searching customs officials by excluding personal baggage that contains goods of a non-commercial nature. The U.S. is pushing for broad provisions that cover import, export, and in-transit shipments." Newspapers reported that the draft agreement would empower security officials at airports and other international borders to conduct random ex officio searches of laptops, MP3 players, and cellular phones for illegally downloaded or "ripped" music and movies. Travellers with infringing content would be subject to a fine and may have their devices confiscated or destroyed
The War on Terror - Time to Stop Pretending. Four Americans, among them our ambassador, are murdered by Islamists and the government lies about the reason they were killed by the terrorists; one year later, not a single suspect has been arrested…The War on Terror - Time to Stop Pretending.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Al Jazeera is being sent into forty-eight million American households, my own included…
The Million Muslim March invaded the nation's capitol today, demanding that Muslims not be blamed for Muslim terrorist attacks…
The president is demanding the American military fight for al-Qaeda in the Syrian civil war…
Muslim women are going to court suing (and winning) for the right to wear their foreign head coverings on the job, despite established workplace rules and the fact they scare off customers…
The act of a jihadist screaming "Allahu Akbar!" while murdering his fellow soldiers is called "workplace violence" instead of terrorism…
A man named Barack Hussein Obama, who was rai
Stop the Extradition of Richard O'DwyerAnother petition to stop the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/odwyer/?akid=1423.1973783.4mTTZE&rd=1&t=5 This is a British university student who created a search engine which inadvertently linked users to pirated material. Because of this, the MPAA wants to extradite O'Dwyer to the United States, try him in a U.S. court, and charge him with U.S. crimes. How far will this go? I, Steamstrike, am originally from the Netherlands, where material that's considered "pirated" in America is perfectly legal for us to download! Would they extradite my Dutch relatives for following our own country's laws instead of America's?Stop the Extradition of Richard O'Dwyer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ACTA newsWell, it's official. 8 countries signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, and the United States is one of them. The United States, Australia, Canada, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Morocco, and Singapore signed the bill. This may have been known to many of you, but I thought I would go ahead and make a journal about it since SOPA is dead for now.ACTA news3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Redistribute this video!My friends and fellow concerned human beings, I would like to ask you to widely redistribute this particularly disturbing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2ra0HwSbQ It demonstrates, by showing various sources for proof, that President Obama supports and works in tandem with the RIAA - the very organization that has encouraged Internet Service Providers to take the judicial system into their own hands, and strip the world's freedom of information! Thank you, Steph-Team for providing me with the link - this video says it all.Redistribute this video!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also encourage everybody reading this to sign this smaller petition to the RIAA directly: https://www.change.org/petitions/riaa-and-the-obama-administration-stop-isps-from-launching-a-massive-copyright-spying-scheme-this-july-12th# Thanks Xarti for this link
Day 166 - ATTENTION PORTUGUESE PEOPLE!Lately, portuguese people have been ignoring most things that have beem going on arround the world.Day 166 - ATTENTION PORTUGUESE PEOPLE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to the current economical situation here, most people have payed little attention to ACTA, SOPA and all of this. They say "Hey! As long as we still have facebook, they can do whatever they can". The few that have payed attention, have been worried on what is happening outside, with the United State's growing levels of Repression, not only in matters of Internet Censiorship, but also in personal and intelectual censorship:
ACTA - All have heard on it
H.R 3261 - Recording every online movement...under the cloak of hunting Child Pornography
T.P.P - Pacific version of ACTA
The America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) - Designed to force independent inventors to sell their inventions to big corporations, plus, most people don't realize there was a clause added to the America Invents Act back in September 15, 2011 which granted t
Fight for a better world, fight the war!It is never too late to fight for making things right, to help in any way you can. And the first step is always to get informed.Fight for a better world, fight the war!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The time is NOW. Speak up!
P.S. Factual responses to the flood of critiques received can be found here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/www.invisiblechildren.com/critiques.html .
Allow Third Party Recording Tools for YouTubeHere is another important petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/youtube-googlede-allow-third-party-recording-tools-for-youtube-freedomonyoutube Google has teamed up with the RIAA in prosecuting every service that allows third party recordings of public broadcasts to be taken for non-profit, non-commercial, strictly private use. Already the petition asking Google to support the public's rights over the greed of the RIAA has gotten hundreds of thousands of signatures... I encourage everybody in this group to sign as well. Let's keep up the fight for our freedom of information!Allow Third Party Recording Tools for YouTube2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SOPA supportersI see lots of comments blaming 'the government' for SOPA/PIPA. If you believe it is entirely the government, you'd be mistaken.SOPA supporters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Obama Administration OPPOSES SOPA! The Obama Administration is defending freedom.
Here is a list of SOPA supporters:
It was taken straight off of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee website. These companies or organizations can give unlimited amounts of money to our politicians to use for election campaigns. They funnel the money through super PACS. (If you think SOPA was a shitty deal, then you should find out what the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was about.)
60 Plus Association
Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
American Bankers Association (ABA)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
International Day of Action Against ACTA updatedJoin the international day of action against ACTA on Feb. 11International Day of Action Against ACTA updated3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On February 11, the world will be out in an unprecedented showing of solidarity against ACTA. Protests are being organized all over the globe to show the European Parliament that they must reject ACTA. Though many countries have signed the treaty already, if the EP rejects ACTA, it will be sent into the dustbin on history!
It's time we wielded the internet to defend the internet!
There's a map listed in the website, showing the links to every event aswell as the following countries:
some countries are protesting in different days (feb 4-feb 25) but mostly Feb.11
No info about any USA events to support this.
Go to the link and get informed on how to participate.
Fewer Choices, Higher PricesVerizon Wireless and the nation’s largest cable companies including Comcast and Time Warner have inked a deal to come together and sell each other’s products and services.Fewer Choices, Higher Prices2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If the deal between Verizon Wireless and large cable companies goes through, it will end up costing much more than the price of your cable bill.
The lack of cable competition will send your cable and Internet rates up, but the hidden costs will be even bigger. With no competition, we’ll lose the freedom to choose between providers. And with no incentive to keep up with improvements, communities will lose the chance to connect to a high-speed future.
Pressure from concerned people like you has already forced Verizon and the cable companies to disclose details of a deal it was trying to push through in secret. In spite of those initial successes, the deal is still moving forward. We need to make sure our voices continue to be heard until we can stop it completely.
Visit the FCC’s comment pag
We've made progress... Keep forging ahead!Great news! CISPA has been greatly amended, and now includes provisions to protect freedom of information, including keeping data in the hands of civilians rather than the NSA. However, it's not perfect. Demand Progress is urging freedom of information activists to join in sending this letter to your Senators, urging them to oppose the bill but support the privacy-protecting amendments. Please click here to add your name: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_senate/?akid=1436.1973783.jfa2cAWe've made progress... Keep forging ahead!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LIWISI Act. Learn it, Write it, Send it.Although I normally don't talk to anyone other then my watchers this time I am talking to the world.LIWISI Act. Learn it, Write it, Send it.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In light of the recent acts of SOPA, PIPA, ANDD, and the ACTA laws/bills, the time has come to not only show ourselves and our opinions to the world but to speak them as well. After tomorrow the ACTA document will pass in the UK. Once that happens anyone caught crossing the border with music, movies, TV shows, or any kind of possibly pirated material on their MP3 Player, Iphone or Laptop can be arrested. Even if you just jail broke your Iphone you could be put in jail for up to five years. Videos on Youtube will be removed as well as accounts and the people all across Ireland and the United Kingdoms will be put in jail. And they're not taking into consideration that some of these supposed 'pirates' are college students and children. Children that might not even be aware they committed a crime by having a friend
Important Facts About Copyright LawFor those of you who have ever tried to read copyright law, you know exactly how frustrating it is... but as an independent inventor, I am unfortunately stuck dealing with copyright and patent law frequently. Since it is now relevant to the destruction of freedom of information - a basic human right which people like Alfred Vail, Antonio Meucci, Nikola Tesla, and William Shockley fought for years to make practical - I think it is important I underline some important principles and facts of copyright law in such a way that the average person understands what, exactly, they are being threatened with and how to defend themselves. This information is completely free, as it should be... Feel free to re-post it anywhere you like if you consider it important knowledge.Important Facts About Copyright Law2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: In the following text, "public domain" refers to anywhere intended for access by the general public, including the Internet. If a copyrighted work is "released to the public domain" it means that the copyright holder has
Write complaints to corporations supporting CISPA!Fellow concerned citizens; courtesy of Zenoxen I have obtained a list of 800 companies and corporations supporting CISPA: http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/cispa-supporters-list-800-companies-that-could-help-uncle-sam-snag-your-data/ Many of these are companies which we've all heard of: Hasbro, John Deere, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola. These are companies with millions if not billions of customers, who rely on the stock market - and by extension, public relations.Write complaints to corporations supporting CISPA!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For this reason, I believe that now is a great time to coordinate an outreach to corporations based on public relations.
During the final week of April, I would like everybody who is capable to write a letter of protest to AT&T, Comcast, and/or Verizon. Their contact information can be found here: http://keepinformationfree.deviantart.com/journal/List-of-contact-information-for-ISPs-291099581
If millions of people do this, they will potentially be forced to back down to maintain their public relations.
I will be contacting Dema
CISPA - A new threat to freedom of information!There is another Internet security bill which has been proposed in place of SOPA and PIPA - our latest enemy is CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act; H.R. 3523). There is a link at the end of this entry which provides detailed information about CISPA, but for the sake of simplicity, here is what you really need to know: CISPA is a legal trap. You know those business contracts which use broad terms and never really define their parameters, therefore allowing lawyers to distort the meanings easily in court to get their way in a variety of situations? That's what CISPA is. It doesn't directly threaten civil liberties, but rather, throws the door wide open for government officials to do so at a later time.CISPA - A new threat to freedom of information!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please sign this petition asking Congress to oppose CISPA: http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/?twi
Americans can also write to or call their Senators and Representatives and ask them to oppose CISPA. When doing so, keep your speech short and to the point: For examp