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Grassley on PIPA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:43

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released the following statement regarding the Senate’s Protect IP Act.

“It’s critical we protect the intellectual property rights of our businesses and fight online infringement, but at the same time, we can’t do harm to the internet, the Constitution, or the ability of businesses to grow and innovate.   Internet piracy is illegal, and we need to find a way that works for all sides.  The current Protect IP Act needs more due diligence, analysis, and substantial changes.  As it stands right now, I can’t support the bill moving forward next week.”

 
Braley Statement Opposing Stop Online Piracy Act PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:00
Washington, DC – Today, Wednesday January 18, 2012, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement regarding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA):

“I strongly oppose SOPA, even though I remain concerned about the significant problem of online piracy.  Over 800 Iowans have already contacted me expressing their opposition to SOPA, telling me it threatens free speech online.  I agree.

 

“America’s great strength has always been innovation built on the open exchange of ideas.  Every new idea is built on the shoulders of those that preceded it.

 

“Limiting the free exchange of information online would stifle technological progress and put the United States at a competitive disadvantage with other nations.  That’s the wrong move for American innovation and advancement.”

 

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Why is the Internet on strike today? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mozilla   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:08

Stop Censorship Today, Mozilla is joining the virtual strike against Internet censorship – along with others like Wikipedia and Google – to raise awareness of US Congress legislation that could fundamentally alter the Internet we know and love.

This harmful legislation, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate, will be voted on as early as January 24th in the Senate.

If you live in the US, there's still time to help stop these bills from becoming law. Please visit mozilla.org/sopa for information on the bill, and on ways you can reach out to your legislators.

What makes this legislation so bad? Here's how it would change the Web:
  • Communication platforms – from YouTube to Facebook to Amazon – could be shut down if a single rights holder alleges a violation.
  • It would make the Web less stable and less secure.
  • Social networking sites, like Twitter or Facebook, could be forced to track and control user behavior, stunting innovation and undermining free expression.
  • Your Internet provider could be required to inspect all of your traffic and browsing.

Visit mozilla.org/sopa right now for information – and make your voice heard before it's too late.

Please join today's strike, and help protect the Internet.

Sincerely,

Jane & Winston
Editors


Stop Censorship

 
Independent Scholars' Evenings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 16 January 2012 15:37
Dear Independent Scholar, Co-leaners and Supporters,

We are repeating the documentary for those who missed it due to our first snow last week.

THRIVE.
On
Thursday
Jan 19th  2012
At
7.00 pm

THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. After the presentation there will be critical analysis of the movie within the group, facilitated by Independent Scholar Michael Grady.

Please attend.  Please feel free to forward this email to your network.
These Inidependent Scholars' Evenings we sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c) 3 at State and Federal levels since 1996.

Please visit our website www.qcinstitute.org

Looking forward to meeting you at the ISE

 
Author Sharon R. Holub Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Terry Cordingley   
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 16:07

WHEN: 01-21-2012

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cool Beanz Coffee House, 1325 30th St., Rock Island, IL 61201

WHAT: Sharon R. Holub, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of her Children's book, Adventures of the Big Green Van.

When Shayla Christine and Christy Lee want to visit faraway places with their grandfather, they enlist the help of the big green van. With a little magic and a lot of love, the girls begin a journey to see the world with their grandfather in Adventures of the Big Green Van.

For more information, contact Terry Cordingley at 888-361-9473 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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