Stop the Law That Will Censor the Internet
I know, for some of you, Tumblr’s dramatic promotion may have been annoying. But seriously, if you’re in the U.S., do this. There are a lot of issues right now that everyone’s passionate about and we need to be engaged in those battles, but if speech is impeded everything else gets much harder. These are completely ridiculous bills that open the door to much more terrible things, abridging freedom of speech for the “common good”. Fair use will be a joke if this is passed. A video with a picture in the background or music drifting from a bar across the street will be infringing and your blog may be legally shut down with no judicial review as a result.
Call. Seriously, call. Not email. Email just blips on their screens. Fielding calls takes people or clogs up their answering services. It only takes a second. I was very disappointed that I got right thru to my representative. Clog the lines.
If you’re not in the U.S., bug your friends in the U.S. to do so. This sort of idiocy tends to spread.