Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
The Elephants and The MulesOnce upon a time, in a faraway place was a land of elephants. The elephants spent their days walking from one lovely place to another eating the grass which grew in abundance there. They lived with their families and lived contented lives.More Like This
One day, the elephants saw a great cloud of smoke off to the West. It billowed upward until flames appeared at the base of the firestorm and the elephants were frightened. But the fire stopped when it got to the Great River. They were safe.
A week or two later, the elephants started seeing mules coming from the West. They were tired and hungry, some with burn marks and scorches. They told the elephants the same story, that they lived in their land eating their grasses when a huge thunderstorm came through and lightening started a voracious grass fire which spread all the way to the Great River. Many mules had been killed, many more injured. T
ARCHIVE OF IMPORTANT LEAKSThe purpose of this journal is as an archive recording links to news articles based on important individual leaks. At the moment it only contains the 'US Embassy Cable' content, originally available on the front page of the group. We are currently streamlining the frontpage list as direct links to Wikileaks homepages for each new collection of leaks.More Like This
If you have a link to an article about an important Wikileak that you think should be added to the archive list, please leave a comment on this journal below. Thanks!
This Day In Wikileaks http://www.thisdayinwikileaks.org/
The Global Intelligence Files (Stratfor leaks)
Wikileaks - The Global Intelligence Files http://wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.html
Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network (TrapWire Program) http://www.businessinsider.com/trapwire-everything-you-need-to-know-2012-8?utm_source=twbutton
Copyright Alert SystemAttention all members! Copyright Alert System is going to be in affect soon, its going to be done by the big broadcasting networks.More Like This
Its not limited to nor just for these cable networks:
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This is to target illegal downloads. (Ie:Games, books, music, ect)
Be warned, stay informed.
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/?bdcoYcbMore Like This
Amend Congress 'Anti-Protest Bill'In March, Congress passed a bill making public protesting in the vicinity of Secret Service agents a felony. This tramples on our constitutional right to free speech as well as our right to peaceably assemble, but because of all the focus on ACTA and other outrageous cybersecurity bills, the "Anti-Protest Bill"(H.R. 347) didn't get any media attention. Now, though, it is finally coming to light, and Watchdog.net has started a petition to amend H.R. 347 to ensure that peaceful protests cannot be criminalized. Please click here to sign: http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/963?l=79459.P2f5aGMore Like This
EXECUTIVE ORDERhttp://www.federalnewsradio.com/241/3026867/White-House-draft-cyber-order-lays-out-critical-infrastructure-protectionsMore Like This
They are, basically, overriding the congress and creating an executive order to do something about the internet.
This is basically like CISPA with an executive order!
Also, the house is doing a vote on FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
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