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Say No to Copyright Filtering in Broadband Stimulus
Hollywood’s lobbyists are running all over the Hill to sneak in
a copyright filtering provision into the stimulus package. The
amendment allow ISPs to “deter” child pornography and
copyright infringement through network management techniques. The
amendment is very, very controversial for a couple of reasons:
First, infringement can’t be found through “network
management” techniques. There are legal uses for copyrighted
works even without permission of the owner.
Second, it would require Internet companies to examine every bit of
information everyone puts on the Web in order to find those
allegedly infringing works, without a hint of probable cause. That
would be a massive invasion of privacy, done at the request of one
industry, violating the rights of everyone who is online.
Right now, we need you to contact a few key Senators: Majority Leader
Harry Reid, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee Daniel Inouye,
and Chairman of the Commerce Committee Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of
the Finance Committee Max Baucus, and senior member of the
Appropriations Committee Senator Barbara Mikulski, and tell them to
leave out this controversial provision.
message to these Senators NOW
Call these Senators NOW via Cause Caller
1875 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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