I just got an email that said
Dear Internet Defense League member,
Right now, President Obama is meeting with key leaders in Asia to finalize a new SOPA-like
Internet Censorship scheme through a secretive international agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Leaked documents show that this secretive plan will censor the Internet and strip away users’ rights. If finalized, it would force ISPs to act as “Internet Police” that will monitor our Internet use, censor content, and even remove entire websites.[2 ]
To fight back, Fight for the Future, OpenMedia, reddit, imgur, and dozens of other groups have united to launch a historic international action opposing TPP Internet Censorship. We’re using a high-powered spotlight to project a Stop The Secrecy message on key buildings in Washington D.C. from now until when Obama returns on April 30th.
Yes, you read that right. We’re launching a Stop The Secrecy “bat signal” in D.C.
To make this work, we need the help of the Internet Defense League. We’re raising the League’s “Cat Signal” to get as many people as possible to sign on to the StopTheSecrecy.net petition.
Can you participate? If so, get the code for your site here.
We don’t have time to modify the “All Campaigns” code for this action, so if you want to participate you must use the code above.
Unfortunately, we thought this type of wholesale Internet censorship died after our historic victory against SOPA. But it looks like some of the worst parts of SOPA have found their way into the TPP.
And the agreement is huge: covering 40% of the global economy, and once key leaders finalize TPP Internet censorship plans in coming days it will be used to globalize censorship across the world.
Internet users everywhere will be affected and this may be our only chance to stop it.
There’s already 2.8 Million people have have spoken out — let’s make that number as big as we can get it so stop this agreement from going through.
Please help spread the word. This is going to be big.
–Evan Greer and Steve Anderson on behalf of StopTheSecrecy.net
P.S., If the TPP censorship plan goes through, the Internet as we know it will change forever. We’d be left with an Internet that’s far more expensive, censored, and policed. We know we can stop this – but we need to act right now. Can you help us spread the word? Get the code.
P.P.S. If you’d like to learn more about the TPP, the OurFairDeal.org Coalition has a greatFAQ page here.
This is coming on the heels of the recent Bad News for Net Neutrality.
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