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SOPA and PIPA - how can non US citizens pitch in?

  1. Jan 18, 2012 #1
    What can us non US citizens do to prevent freedom of information being taken away from the world? I thought this kind of thing was only imagined by conspiracy theorists. I actually did hear conspiracy theorists claiming this would happen years ago. This seems to be one of those situations where we either all start acting now or we will lose our freedom of information permanently. I wrote an email to a company which was supposedly supporting the PIPA informing them that they had just lost what would have been a life long customer (which is the truth) but since I'm not in the US, I don't really know what I can do to oppose this potential global human rights violation more directly.
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  3. Jan 18, 2012 #2


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    I'm afraid you don't understand that the bills are to stop piracy. There is no prevention of freedom of information. There are no human rights violation, unless you consider the people commiting piracy to be violating the rights of the copyright owners, which they are. The only problem with the bills are that they were put together by politicians that don't understand how the problem should be addressed and would just end up causing other problems.

    You can read the bills here.

    SOPA - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s968is/pdf/BILLS-112s968is.pdf

    PIPA - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s968is/pdf/BILLS-112s968is.pdf
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
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