Thursday, December 1, 2011

Anti-censorship, senator-dialing widget for your website/blog

I would encourage everyone to take a look at this and call your senators. The entertainment/record industry has just gone way too far. It amazes me that they are stupid enough to think of something like this, which is a cheap, lazy and ugly way of not having to actually look at issues with DRM and copyright law and come up with real fixes. Gabe Newell for Senate, anyone?


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via Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow on 12/1/11

Holmes sez, "Fight for the Future have a new way to stop the internet censorship bills: a Senate-dialing widget you can embed anywhere. You enter a phone number and zipcode, it calls you back with talking points, and then connects you to your Senator. You can put it in your site, your blog, your Tumblr page--whereever. Click the "embed" link at the bottom for code you can embed in your site. Take a few minutes to call if you haven't already. It's easy, and the DC-based groups fighting censorship desperately need a steady stream of phone calls to the Senate this week. Most of the outcry so far is against the House bill (SOPA) so there's a real risk the Senate version will slip through."


Things you can do from here: