“Imagine a country where the government is able to shut down Web sites at the slightest provocation, where elected representatives invoke fears of “overseas pirates” to defend the interests of domestic industries, and where Internet companies like Google must cave in to the demands of government censors or risk being shut down.
No, we are not talking about China, North Korea or Iran — we are talking about the United States, where legislators in both the House and Senate are attempting to push through new anti-piracy legislation by year-end that would benefit Hollywood at the expense of Silicon Valley.
… The legislation is a ham-handed effort to shut down Internet piracy anywhere on the Web, but it confuses “piracy protection” and “censorship.” The bill also showcases a failure on the part of lawmakers to understand how the Internet works.”
This excerpt was written in the Washington Post last week about the “Stop Online Piracy Act.” It’s clear the act is a veiled attempt at censorship. In this day and age we can’t just take this one lying down. We have to do everything in our power to stop this act. Luckily it only takes about a minute to do. Fill out this form saying that you oppose the act. You don’t have a right to complain when the internet changes from the Wild West to a Nazi concentration camp if you couldn’t even do the minimum to attempt helping to stop it.
If this act passes it means that companies like Google would be under the iron fist of the government and answer to their call at the drop of a hat. Search results would be greatly altered and sites with user submitted content such as Youtube would face heavy restrictions. Furthermore, Metal Delirium and your other favorite metal sites could easily be shut down. This act could easily be passed, so prove that we won’t stand for this shit. Let’s shut it down!