現在アメリカ国会で審議中の「インターネット監視法案」。Protect IP Act (PIPA)が上院、"Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)"が下院で審議中。来週24日にPIPAの審議が上院で始まる。可決されれば、インターネット・ダークエージが始まる。2週間前反対派は、民主党上院議員5名のみ。（上院定員100名中。） Stop PIPA & SOPA: Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA. A few weeks ago, only 5 Democratic senators were opposing PIPA. If the two bills pass, many websites will be shut-down, and Internet Dark Age will begin.
These two bills will allow entertainment industries and US Government to censor and monitor Twitter, Facebook, blogs, websites, etc. If they find one photo or video with piracy, violation of copyright, they can shut-down the entire website.
Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.
To protest SOPA and PIPA, Wikipedia did 24 hour strike yesterday. Google's homepage photo was blacked out. Also I watched NBC local TV news broadcast about this a little last night. Until yesterday, most major network did not cover this topic at all. Most US TV stations are owned by Movie Entertainment industries. This became a hot topic finally.
I found about these bills being discussed in Senate and Congress last November, and I did not feel like updating my blog articles much. FC2 has FC2 blogs, FC2 homepages, and FC2 Video sites. If one of the photo or video clip violates copyright, the entire FC2 site will be shut-down including this blog. I lost my motivation to update my blog, then.
追記/Update LAX 1/22/2012 12:14 AM 大勝利！両法案共、1月20日金曜日に国会で棄却されました。
The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.
On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did.
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