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Uploaded by paulcox2011 on Dec 26, 2011 Check out the video and help spread the word over the governments wish to dictate access to the internet. Video Credit: www.youtube.com THANK YOU FOR THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Additional info taken from: www.americancensorship.org House takes Senate's bad Internet censorship bill, tries making it worse By Nate Anderson 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. It's the world envisioned by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) in today's introduction of the Stop Online Piracy Act in the US House of Representatives. This isn't some off-the-wall piece of legislation with no chance of passing, either; it's the House equivalent to the Senate's PROTECT IP Act, which would officially bring Internet censorship to the US as a matter of law. Calling its plan a "market-based system to protect US customers and prevent US funding of sites dedicated to theft of US property," the new bill gives broad powers to private actors. Any holder of intellectual property rights could simply send a letter to ad network operators like Google and to payment processors like ...