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Bluebomber4evr

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The US House of Representatives has introduced a new bill that would effectively strangle any sort of free speech on the internet.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/10/house-takes-senates-bad-internet-censorship-bill-makes-it-worse.ars

If passed, it has the potential of affecting not only this site, but the server, the NWN PW community as a whole and even places like IGN's Neverwinter Vault. From the article listed above:

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Imagine a world in which any intellectual property holder can, without ever appearing before a judge or setting foot in a courtroom, shut down any website's online advertising programs and block access to credit card payments. The credit card processors and the advertising networks would be required to take quick action against the named website; only the filing of a “counter notification” by the website could get service restored.

While it was mostly aimed at foreign sites that do not have to comply with US laws, the potential for abuse here is staggering. I recommend anyone in our community from the US write to your representatives and urge them to vote "no" on this poorly written, unconstitutional law.

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I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit:
http://americancensorship.org/posts/9773/uncensor


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