Keith Ellison opposes SOPA, joins blackout

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Rep. Keith Ellison is not in favor of SOPA
Congressman Keith Ellison has come out against SOPA.

Rep. Ellison joins Wikipedia, Google, and millions of Americans across the country who are against SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act introduced by Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas). A number of websites around the world have created an Internet "blackout" to protest the bill. Google has censored its logo for American users on the homepage of its search engine and Wikipedia has removed some of its content. The controversy has been so great one Republican told the Washington Post that the bill has become "a dirty word."

In his statement, Rep. Ellison said he opposes the bill because "it would harm internet innovation and jobs."

SOPA aims to address online piracy, according to supporters like the Motion Picture Association of America.

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Keith Ellison joined the blackout
The legislation would make it easier for the United States Attorney General to "shut down" web sites that allow copyrighted movies, music and TV shows on the Internet without the copyright owners' permission.

Critics, including Ben Huh, the founder of I Can Has Cheezburger, contend that the website will restrict Internet freedom and hurt web site owners and operators who will be forced to monitor their users' content or be shut down.

"Companies like Gmail and Hotmail will have to monitor your email to make sure you're not sending infringing material," Huh said.

In addition to his statement against the bill, Rep. Ellison has joined the blackout and taken his campaign website offline. In its place, Rep. Ellison has added a link calling on constituents to join him in blacking out the Internet.

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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Senator Al Franken and Senator Amy Klobuchar ARE COSPONSORS of the Senate version of this bill!!!!!!

Yes in fact, Minnesota's lustrous Senators are cosponsors of Senate Bill S.968. (The PROTECT IP Act) otherwise known as: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 or PIPA

So what if Keith Ellison is against this bill?  Did you also know Michele Bachmann is and has always been against this P.O.S.legislation?No mention of Michele’s opposition to this bill CP?However, I wouldn’t expect any less bias from you CP.

Here is what you NEED to do.Call the oppressive Minnesota Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.Tell them to stop this attack on our freedoms! (using PIPA)

Al Franken's contacts: DC office- 202-224-5641Saint Paul office - (651) 221-1016Duluth office- 218-722-2390St. Cloud office- 320-251-2721St. Peter office- 507-931-5813

And I see Al Franken has changed his email contact since to Daily Kos did aarticle on his oppressive support for this bill.  You can go to his webpage to email the oppressive jackass.

Amy Klobuchar's contacts:Washington, DC office- 202-224-3244 Toll Free: 1-888-224-9043 Minneapolis office- 612-727-5220 Rochester office- 507-288-5321 Moorhead office- 218-287-2219Go to Amy's webpage to email her.

Tell these dictatorial dinks (Amy and Al) to stop this attack on our freedoms!

E K
E K

Evidently, Ellison is saying that fellow Democrat hacks Franken and Klobuchar are attempting to "censor" the internet. 

Timmyotoole
Timmyotoole

haha. citing icanhaschezburger.  now THERE's journalism. 

DengZoo2
DengZoo2

lol, do you reall thing those bought and paid for politicians actually care?www.Total-Privacy dot US

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