American Censorship Day

This coming wednesday, when you visit AVC, you will see this image over the AVC logo:

Stop censorship

That's because we are going to participate in American Censorship Day. I'm hoping that thousands of web sites will be showing this message over their logo that day in a coordinated protest over the SOPA and PIPA bills that are currently before the House and Senate.

Nov 16th is the day that Congress will hold hearings on the idea of putting in place a series of legal mechanisms that will be the first coordinated set of changes to Internet law to effectively allow for censorship of the Internet here in the US. It's a slippery slope from there. 

If you aren't aware of what is at stake, please take a minute or two to watch this video.

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

 

If you operate a blog or website, I hope you'll join in this protest on wednesday. Here's how.