p2pnet view P2P | Politics:- “I just got this response from the site where I filled out and signed the E-Petition fighting the internet blacklist bill”, says p2pnet regular Dreddsnik in a Reader’s Write.
Here it is >>>
Thanks to your help, we got the Internet blacklist bill tabled until after the election.
But now the big guys are fighting back: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce just sent a letter demanding the Senate pass the bill as soon as they come back in November.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is one of the most powerful groups in Washington — you may have heard about the $75 million they’re spending this year to get their favorite politicians elected. That’s on top of hundreds of millions they’ve already spent on lobbyists. If they’re going to take us on, we need to fight back.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce draws support from local businesses all across the country who join through local chambers of commerce. Many of these locals have no idea about the extreme agenda their money is supporting. So we’re letting them know — and pressuring them to quit today.
Can you write a letter to your local chamber? It just takes a second — click here.
It’s not just the Internet blacklist bill the Chamber has been pushing for. They’ve fought to let ISPs block BitTorrent and even tried to stop a treaty letting blind people share ebooks (”[it] creates a bad precedent by loosening copyright restrictions, instead of tightening them as every previous copyright treaty has done”).
Even many businesses find them too extreme — in just the past couple days, several businesses and local chambers have decided to quit. With your help, we can turn this spark into a nationwide trend and deal a serious blow to our biggest opponent.
To add emphasis, even companies such as Apple and Exelon have quit, says the petition site.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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