Internet Freedom Day
One year ago we defeated SOPA.
Today, celebrate your freedom of expression.
January 18th is #InternetFreedomDay
What’s something you love on the net that you’d never want to see censored?
There are lots of great things we can do to celebrate this very important anniversary of
beating SOPA one year ago today! Check out a few of them at:
and do what you can to
celebrate the one year anniversary of beating SOPA today!
And don’t forget: Aaron Swartz was instrumental in helping to beat SOPA!
Not sure what it’s all about? Check out the following article:
The Day Wikipedia Went Dark - Boston Review
Many sites, including all of my websites went dark that day!
As was noted in the article:
The free Internet will rise or fall on the involvement and ingenuity of the people, not on courts or lawmakers.
Internet Freedom Day: Coming together a year after SOPA/PIPA – EFF.org
Internet Freedom Day: Celebrate SOPA/PIPA Victory One Year Later!
RIAA NAZIS DETERMINED TO DESTROY NEW AND FRINGE MUSIC:
I just got this new directive from the CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) in the USA that applies to all public radio stations. Here’s an excerpt:
“In any three (3) hour period you can transmit up to three (3) different selections of sound recordings from any one CD, but you can transmit no more than two (2) consecutively. Additionally, in any three (3) hour period you can transmit up to four (4) different selections by the same featured artist, or up to four (4) different selections of sound recordings from any set or compilation of CD’s, but you can transmit no more than three (3) consecutively.”
As the Just As We Thought Blog noted — so much for dedicating programs to artists when they die or to honor birthdays.
Sad. They have to feel in total control! That is such an alien concept … controlling music. Music is all about freedom and speaking out, revolution, love, deep thoughts. That is so contrary to control!
I will be so happy when artists finally say, “That’s it! I have had enough of this!”
That will be a truly great day for all music lovers the world over.
NOT IN MY NAME… Artists Against Guilt Upon Accusation:
As the natural world meets the digital … opportunities are opening up for artists to connect with new audiences across the world. However, with the digitisation of media the lines between use and copy have become blurred. Laws regulating the act of copying have failed to keep pace with technology and soon ISPs will be forced to take down internet connections and websites of anyone accused (not convicted) of copyright infringement. Copyright law is now having the effect of limiting artists, restricting businesses, and harming public rights. The Creative Freedom Foundation speaks for artists concerned at this trend and through Our Goals we seek to bring Copyright Law into the 21st Century.
This is in response to Section 92 and happening February 2009 in New Zealand if their Citizens don’t speak up!
“Not In My Name, the CFF campaign for Fair Copyright”
*CFF (Creative Freedom Foundation)
Campaign to Stop File-Sharers Being “Guilty Upon Accusation”
I thought most civilized countries had an ‘innocent until proven guilty’ stance? Maybe not.
Think this can’t happen in the USA or other Western Countries? Think again. Freedom is only as good as the vigilance of it’s Citizens. Laws that are this far reaching can never be good and most certainly can be seriously abused.
Copyright holders can just as easily be on the receiving end of such a law. So artists need to also be very careful what laws you allow to be passed in New Zealand!! It may come back to bite you on the a**.