ACTA: The new threat to the netACTA -- a global treaty -- could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Negotiated in secret by a small number of rich countries and corporate powers, it would set up a shadowy new anti-counterfeiting body to allow private interests to police everything that we do online and impose massive penalties -- even prison sentences -- against people they say have harmed their business.More Like This
Europe is deciding right now whether to sign ACTA -- and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. We know they have opposed ACTA before, but some members of Parliament are wavering -- let's give them the push they need to reject the treaty.
It's outrageous -- governments of four-fifths of the world's people were excluded from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations and unelected bureaucrats have worked closely with corporate lobbyists to craft new rules and a dangerously powerful enforcement regime. ACTA would initially cover the US, EU and 9 other countries, th
A new Net Censorship threat on a SOPAish levelI hate to be the barrer of bad news, but it looks like there's a new threat to the internetMore Like This
The ITU (short for International
TelegraphTelecommunication Union) is trying to gain complete control over the internet
If sicsisful it would basically be the equivalent of if SOPA has passed
For more info on this emerging threat and/or to tell your government to oppose this click https://www.whatistheitu.org/?ref=an
UPDATE: found a 2ed potishon against the ITU
also fond out that 1 of the guy's responsible for SOPA is ruining for US Secretary of State more info and a potison can be found at http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/sos_berman/?akid=1847.1973783.HPzd-N&rd=1&t=2
Update #2: here's ander potison http://www.avaaz.org/en/hands_off_our_internet_a/?copy
alo Plz Fav & forward this Journal to anyone who you think might be even remotely interesting so this threat get's more atincon
Also I'd like to let anyone reading this know that I'm holding a contest to try an
Some news...http://www.theinternetvshollywood.com/ This. Sign it, spread it, spam it. We need as many signers as possible, ASAP. It's a petition that could finally make hollywood GTFO our interwebs. THIS IS CRUCIAL! Do not ignore this. Every signature, every voice matters. The more people who join the better.More Like This
http://www.change.org/petitions/ukhomeoffice-stop-the-extradition-of-richard-o-dwyer-to-the-usa-saverichard And here's another petition, not quite as urgent time-wise, but it's also to stop persecution of innocent internet users.
Let's unite and remind them that the internet is OURS!
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.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