Oregon Senator Ron Wyden continues to be one of the primary figures in the opposition of the widely-reviled PROTECT IP Act, which could drastically change the internet as we know it. The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – to shut websites down by court order and cause entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet… all by simply accusing a website of infringement. Any website with a hyperlink, such as Twitter, Facebook or a blog, would be subject to liability. More, non-infringing sites could be inadvertently shut down under the proposal. Indeed, the law is so far-reaching that it would force Internet providers like Comcast to block all access to the allegedly illegal site.
Senator Wyden strongly challenges the PROTECT IP Act due to the bill’s infringement of free speech and stifling of innovation.
For more info, see Forbes “Don’t Let Hollywood Break the Internet With the PROTECT IP Act!”
To find out how you can get involved, see the Electronic Frontier Foundation “Take Action Now!” page.