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Removing Craigslist.........and other rogue sites

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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http://www.craigslist.org/about/SOPA


The corporations whose lobbyists drafted SOPA and PIPA want the ability to block you from reaching any web site they feel hurts their profits -- without due process, or review in any court -- by interrupting Internet traffic via DNS corruption and by censoring search results. Hoping you won't notice,Congress is actually preparing to give them that right.

For example, Monster Cable considers craigslist a "rogue site" for takedown under PIPA - they want to prevent YOU from selling YOUR unwanted cables, by removing craigslist from the Internet entirely (!), so they can increase their sales of new cables! Many other "rights holders" want to be able to do the same. (Boycott anyone? There's an app for that.)

Let Congress know you OPPOSE H.R. 3261 "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and S. 968 "Protect IP Act" (PIPA):

Supporters of SOPA: RIAA, MPAA, News Corporation, VISA, Mastercard, Pfizer, Comcast, Time Warner, ABC, Nike, Walmart, Dow Chemical, Tiffany, Chanel, Rolex, Monster Cable, Teamsters, Lamar Smith (R-TX), John Conyers (D-MI)

Opponents of SOPA: Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, eBay, AOL, Mozilla, Reddit, Tumblr, Etsy, Zynga, EFF, ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Ron Paul (R-TX)

Where does your Member of Congress stand on SOPA? (Project SOPA Opera)

SOPA and PIPA Are Too Dangerous To Revise, They Must Be Killed Entirely 

Congress needs to hear from you, or these dangerous bills will pass - they have tremendous lobbying dollars behind them, from large corporations reportedly hoping to prop up outdated, anti-consumer business models at the expense of the very fabric of the Internet -- recklessly unleashing a tsunami of take-down notices and litigation, and a Pandora's jar of "chilling effects" and other unintended (or perhaps intended?) consequences.

There is still time to be heard. Congress is starting to backpedal on this job-killing, anti-American nonsense, and the Obama administration has weighed in against these bills as drafted, but SOPA/PIPA cannot be fixed or revised -- they must be killed altogether.

Sen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep Ron Wyden (D-OR) are championing an alternative to SOPA/PIPA called Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN) that focuses on cutting off payments to foreign sites dedicated to piracy, and refrains from disrupting basic Internet protocols, or threatening mainstream US sites like craigslist.

Tim O'Reilly, a publisher who is himself subject to piracy, asks whether piracy is even a problem, and whether there is even a legitimate need for any of these bills

    Learn more about SOPA, Protect IP (PIPA), and Internet Blacklisting:

    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Billsbabygirl
    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM
    I love craigslist.... It's my fav site
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    jillbailey26
    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    People will just go back to yard sales more and probably build a website to advertise those.

    Maybe I'm onto something...hmmm....


    "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

    xo.MommyW.xo
    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    The president does not support it and will lobby against it. I read it yesterday
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    smtxcowgirl
    by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    The ones who want this SOPA law have admitted they don't know how the internet works. They'll be killing everything technologically if this stupid law is passed.
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    mommysangelface
    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    so do i

    Quoting Billsbabygirl:

    I love craigslist.... It's my fav site


    mommysangelface
    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    bump

    SnapIt
    by Movin' on up on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    LOL I just had the same idea!

    Quoting jillbailey26:

    People will just go back to yard sales more and probably build a website to advertise those.

    Maybe I'm onto something...hmmm....


    JoshRachelsMAMA
    by JRM on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM
    What's craigslist's take on this?
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    jillbailey26
    by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I call copyright!!!!  LOL

    Quoting SnapIt:

    LOL I just had the same idea!

    Quoting jillbailey26:

    People will just go back to yard sales more and probably build a website to advertise those.

    Maybe I'm onto something...hmmm....




    "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19

    wonderwomanT08
    by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM
    That sucks! I advertise my daycare on there!
    FYI there is more to craiglist than garage sales ladies.
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