You have two weeks to save the internet

by Mark on January 6, 2012

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The senate will vote on SOPA Tuesday, January 24th.

SOPA stands to break the machinery of the internet by ruining the DNS system. That’s bad enough. But SOPA is also a censorship schema similar to those used by Iran, Syria, and China.

Why would Congress approve a bad bill? Because several senators are being paid by media corporations to make SOPA law.

To stop them, we need 41 senators to block the vote. That’s doable.

But you have to actually DO something.

Action 1: ask your senate representative to vote down the bill. Here’s how.

Action 2: petition congress. Here’s the automated form.

To be clear: this will pass unless we get senators to block it or threaten to not support the re-election of those who do.

Make 2012 the year you busted a bad bill and took back just a bit of power.

Teachers: organize student/parent petitions and we’ll give you free memberships & downloads.

Bonus material: Here’s how SOPA affects teachers and schools.