Help stop PROTECT-IP!
A horrible bill has been introduced that would give government power to censor websites that contain copyright-infringing material. It’s a horrible idea. Watch this video and if you agree with me, please send a message to your representative. FightForTheFuture.org has streamlined the process. My letter is below.
Dear Congresswoman Hahn, Senator Boxer, and Senator Feinstein,
I am writing to you as a professional musician in your district. I urge you to oppose the House version of S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act. The PROTECT IP Act could do great harm to the democratic underpinnings of the internet. The House version introduced by Rep. Goodlatte is even worse.
As a performing and recording musician, I create “intellectual property” for a living. I do not want these laws. I do not need these laws. The open nature of the internet has proved a boon for me as a creator. Maintaining the essential freedoms of the internet is far more empowering to me as a creator than the increased copyright enforcement promised by these laws. I am wholeheartedly against them and urge you to join me in resisting them.
Thank you for your work and service.