This bill is an assault on internet freedom and a direct threat to the livelihood of tech entrepreneurs and anyone who works in tech. And the crazy part? Most don't even know about it.
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The PROTECT-IP Act retains censorship components from an earlier bill but adds a new one: it bans people from having serious conversations about the blacklisted sites.
Just as in France, people in the US are learning that the freedom of the Net depends on groups they knew little of or didn't even know existed.
Remember that Internet blacklist bill we told you about a few days ago? More than 100,000 people have already signed our petition against it and Hollywood is feeling the heat.
A group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.
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