Dec 21 2011

Leah Kauffman SOPA Act “Firewall” (Don’t Let Our Government Ruin The Internet)

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” about the SOPA Act

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the Protect IP Act.

The bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.

Opponents say that it infringes on First Amendment rights, is Internet censorship, will cripple the Internet, and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.

Leah Kauffman made a song about how this act will censor our free speech called Firewall.

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” Music Video

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” Lyrics

Buy Leah Kauffman's "Firewall"

Buy Leah Kauffman's "Firewall"

From the first time I signed onto AOL
I’d fall underneath your dial-up spell
You do something to me, want to be with you always

I hoped that we would never see the day
SOPA would try to change you, or take you away
All the things you’ve shown me, you make me feel complete

Tumblr, Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitter
Youtube LolCatz, Ebay, and Flickr

Don’t put up a firewall when we could have it all
Say no to protect IP
You won’t stop piracy
Don’t put up a firewall
Don’t take away my Tumblr

You know I want to stop infringing sites
But Congress please don’t make me give up my rights
to friend reblog and follow
upload tweet and post

All this in the name of property
at the expense of the tech community
you’re threatening our cybersecurity
and free speech

Zynga, Mozilla, Google, and Yahoo!
The coders, the bloggers, the start-ups
all get screwed

Don’t put up a firewall when we could have it all
Say no to protect IP
You won’t stop piracy
What is this China?

Don’t treat me like a rogue site it hurts
Don’t erase me from your search
someone could spend more time in jail than conrad murray
for illegally downloading a michael jackson song!





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