Good morning, Felinity Assembled!
Professor Nikita, and Elvira Mistress of Felinity, here, with a very important message for all of you, and for the Pet Blogging Community, in all of its variety.
We want to alert you to the threats that are the Stop Online Piracy Act (House Bill) & the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (Senate Version)
Join us in protesting SOPA & PIPA! This affects all of us with blogs!
The largest Online Protest in History!
There are bills in Congress that will affect your rights, and the rights of your Human, on the web and will censor all web sites, blogs (Kitties, That means YOU!), etc.
SOPA In a nutshell :
SOPA explicitly states that companies will be liable for everything their users post. Sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Wikipedia, or any sites that allow user generated content CANNOT exist under these laws. Immediately after this bill is passed, you will see the media mafia (MPIAA, RIAA, etc) replacing websites like Wikipedia with commercialized encyclopedia software. Mainstream media outlets will not cover this bill because they are the ones lobbying for it.
If you want to know more - Google created a doc to read and inform - SOPA for Dummies.
Also Check out American Censorship.org !
WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR AND
STOP THIS BILL FROM PASSING!
To help you do this stop by Fight the Wall and connect with your Representative!
Great story on Personal Liberty Digest: The Web World Fights Back Against Federal Internet Control (Includes a Video, and Link to an important Open Letter!)
SOPA/PIPA Blackout: Video, & Info
SOPA Strike (More info, and links than you have Dried Kibble in your daily food bowl! Trust us!)
Wednesday evening on GBTV:
Asking Americans to “engage your brain”, Glenn Beck boils down why the legislation is bad, stating it would make things less efficient and that the vague wording of the bills makes “ease of censorship” by the government “disturbing” and “China-esq”. But ultimately, Beck says that any regulation on the Internet should never be allowed because “it‘s the only thing left that isn’t regulated up the wazoo”.
I, Nikita, and Daddy Kiril (Musings of a Mad Macedonian and 2 other, long retired, Blogs), have been blogging since 2002, and Elvira Mistress of Felinity joined us in Fall 2010.
Those who have followed us over the years know that we are not only about Cute, and Funny, Photos (Although all 3 of us are Cute, and Funny!), but also about Writing Poetry, 100 Word Cat Stories, Humor, & Parodies, as well as fearlessly educating & informing, investigating, and also expressing our opinions, all in a no holds barred fashion.
We encourage you to explore our blogs, and spread the word if you like what you read. :-D
America, and Americans, are at risk of losing our Freedoms, Freedoms guaranteed us by the Founders when they wrote the Constitution.
If these bills pass through Congress, you, and your Human, can say goodbye to the Internet as we know it, including the young, and growing, Critter Blogging Community…and another piece of our liberty.
A Special Thank You to Ann, of Zoolatry, for the image, above.
The image, without the additions of extras related to this Alert, was not intended to be shared for a month, until Daddy received the items that the final version (Yes, size does matter, for some things, apparently, hee, hee!) of the image will hopefully appear on.
Ann has been working, very patiently, with Daddy, on this image, and some other special ones that we will soon debut, for over a month, and we will be forever grateful for her talents, and her friendship. :-D
The Image, above, will find a permanent spot, in the sidebar of this blog, and Daddy's as well, to show where we stand on the issue of Censorship.
***UPDATE - Noon***
We would like to thank the Cats of Wildcat Woods for being the 2000th comment left on this blog since it began on New Year's Day, 2010.
Reader support for what we do, here, is appreciated more than we can ever say! :-D