SIGNAL BOOST: The government is voting to pass a bill that will essentially put in place America’s first Internet censorship system and it could pass as soon as this week.
I made these leaflets but there are only so many people I can reach out to.
So please feel free to PRINT/DISTRIBUTE. We will not stand by and let them take away our freedoms.
Next talk scheduled Wed. Dec21 #D21 #SOPA
Total contributions given to House members from interest groups that support and oppose #SOPA
A detailed list of contributions made, and oranizations that support and oppose H.R. 3261 - Stop Online Piracy Act #SOPA
#SOPA Emergency IP list: http://pastie.org/3038363
So when these assfucks in DC decide to ruin the internet, here’s how to access your favorite sites in the event of a DNS takedown
# Social media
# Torrent sites
# Social networking
# Live Streaming Content
# File Sharing
Added LJ and DW.
Here’s a tip for the do-it-yourself crowd: Go to your computer’s Start menu, and either go to “run” or just search for “cmd.” Open it up, and type in “ping [website address],” like so:
Once you have the IP for a website, all you really need to do is enter it like you would a normal URL and hit enter/press go. Typing in “184.108.40.206” should bring you to the front page of AO3, for example, just as typing “220.127.116.11/dashboard” should bring you straight to your Tumblr dashboard. Since we’re obviously bracing for the worst case scenario which would involve you not being able to access Tumblr regularly, you should, like, save this list, I guess.
Help get word out, #SOPA hearing NOT delayed until 2012. Hearing moved to #D21 so it passes quietly
Speaking of Piracy: list of resources for background on #SOPA and #PIPA
Time for a reblog
On Wednesday (DEC21) the House Judiciary Committee will vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Meanwhile the Protect IP Act is making its way through the Senate.
As the Center for Democracy and Technology writes, “If passed, these bills would cripple online innovation, chill online free expression, subvert the inner workings of Internet security, and compromise user privacy.”
At 1WebDesign, they’ve put together the following list of resources for background on SOPA and PIPA:
- Stop Online Piracy(Scary Facts)
- Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet
- DNS Filtering In SOPA/PIPA Won’t Stop Piracy, But Will Hurt Online Security
- Tech Giants Back Off SOPA Support
- Mozilla Renews Call Against SOPA/PIPA
- An Alternative To Blacklist Bills SOPA and PIPA
- Why Americans Need a Civil Liberties Caucus
- What SOPA Means for Business and Innovation(Infographic)
- AmericanCensorship.org Infographic
- ‘SOPA’: Internet Piracy Bills in Congress Threaten Core Values
- SOPA visual petition riles up the ‘geek lobby’
- Wikipedia may blackout all articles to protest SOPA
- Reddit users organizing a global mesh network
Don’t Censor the Net has resources for signing petitions and contacting representatives here.
#SOPA RIAA and ʎʇıɹnɔǝs puɐןǝɯoɥ Caught Downloading Torrents Via @TorrentFreak
“If there’s one organization known for its crusade against online piracy, it’s the RIAA. Nevertheless, even in the RIAA’s headquarters several people use BitTorrent to download pirated music, movies, TV-shows and software. And they are in good company. The Department of ʎʇıɹnɔǝs puɐןǝɯoɥ – known for seizing pirate domain names – also harbors hundreds of BitTorrent pirates.
Last week we wrote about a new website that exposes what people behind an IP-address have downloaded using BitTorrent. The Russian-based founders of the site gathered this data from public BitTorrent trackers, much like anti-piracy outfits do when they track down copyright infringers.
In response to the article many readers commented that they indeed saw a few familiar downloads, and they are not alone.
YouHaveDownloaded currently lists information on more than 50 million users. Although this is only a fraction of all public BitTorrent downloads, it shows that in pretty much every major organization people are pirating content.
Earlier this week we already showed that there are BitTorrent pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox. A few days later it was revealed that torrents are being downloaded in the palace of French President Nicholas Sarkozy, and today we can add the RIAA and the Department of ʎʇıɹnɔǝs puɐןǝɯoɥ to the list.
After carefully checking all the IP-addresses of the RIAA we found 6 unique addresses from where copyrighted material was shared. Aside from recent music albums from Jay-Z and Kanye West – which may have been downloaded for research purposes – RIAA staff also pirated the first five seasons of Dexter, an episode of Law and Order SVU, and a pirated audio converter and MP3 tagger.
RIAA staff have a taste for crime dramas.
And of course some handy audio tools.
All in all, quite an astonishing revelation for an outfit that wants to disconnect copyright infringers from the Internet.
Another prominent organization that has been in the news for their tough actions against online piracy is the Department of ʎʇıɹnɔǝs puɐןǝɯoɥ. In recent months they have seized domain names of hundreds of sites accused of facilitating counterfeiting and piracy, including the torrent search engine Torrent-Finder.
By now it probably comes as no surprise that staff at the Department of ʎʇıɹnɔǝs puɐןǝɯoɥ are also using BitTorrent. In fact, we found more than 900 unique IP-addresses at the Government organization through which copyrighted files were downloaded.
Since ʎʇıɹnɔǝs puɐןǝɯoɥ employs more than 200,000 people the finding is hardly a surprise. However, this and the other revelations show that BitTorrent is being used everywhere, from government agencies to even the most outspoken anti-piracy outfits.
For now at least, since the RIAA has lobbied hard for a nationwide piracy monitoring system much like YouHaveDownloaded.
In a few months millions of online ‘pirates’ will be monitored as part of an agreement between the MPAA, RIAA and all major U.S. Internet providers. Alleged infringers will be notified about their misbehavior, and repeat offenders will eventually be punished.
But will the RIAA be punished too?”~TorrentFreak