REP. ZOE LOFGREN CALLS BILL “THE END OF THE INTERNET”
It’s alive! And it’s a nightmare.
The rumors were true: The new Blacklist Bill could effectively destroy YouTube, Twitter, and other sites that rely on user-generated content by making the sites’ owners legally responsible for content their users post.
It also includes provisions that would make it a felony to stream unlicensed content — including cover band performances, karaoke videos, video game play-throughs, and more.
It’s a grab-bag of Halloween goodies for a handful of big corporations — but for us it’s Frankenstein’s monster, cobbled together from half-born bills, set to suffocate free speech and innovation and terrorize consumers and Internet users.
Will you use the form at right to ask your Congressmember to oppose the legislation?
Form can be found here: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/sopa/?source=fb&fb_source=message