Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills

SOPA and PIPA are threat to Free Speech

by Steve Watson

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul has promised to do everything within his power to ensure the draconian Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are not brought to a vote.

Paul says he will filibuster PIPA in the Senate owing to the fact that the bill is a direct threat to the First Amendment.

“Both PIPA and SOPA give the federal government unprecedented and unconstitutional power to censor the Internet,” Paul said in a statement. “These bills enable the government to shut down websites that it deems guilty of violating copyright laws.”

Paul continued: “While we support copyright protections, we are also concerned about websites being shut down without their day in court, and making innocent third parties bear the costs of solving someone else’s problems.

“I will not sit idly by while PIPA and SOPA eliminate the constitutionally protected rights to due process and free speech. For these reasons, I have pledged to oppose, filibuster and do everything in my power to stop government censorship of the Internet,” Paul said.

As we have documented, SOPA and PIPA are bills essentially written by powerful lobbyists for the entertainment industry. They do not effectively stop real piracy, rather they target websites, giving the government the power to seize any site of its choosing and take it offline should the site be deemed to be infringing copyright.

What actually constitutes infringement of copyright according the the legislation, however, is so broad that a site could be targeted merely for displaying a hyper link.

Rob Beschizza, the managing editor of Boing Boing.net, a popular blog, explains futher:

Following an internet wide protest against the legislation yesterday, several lawmakers have defected and dropped their support for SOPA and PIPA.

A test vote is scheduled in the Senate for next Tuesday, the House will address the legislation sometime in February.

source: InfoWars

Related articles:

"There is no Left or Right. There is only Tyranny and Freedom."

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in freedom
13 comments on “Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills
  1. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) […]


  2. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) […]


  3. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) COMPARTIR AQUI:CompartirCorreo electrónicoImprimirDiggMe gusta:Me gustaSé el primero en decir que te gusta esta post.  enero 27, 2012  MARTIN LASKY Categorías: ARTICULOS, NUESTRO MUNDO […]


  4. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) […]


  5. […] #split {}#single {}#splitalign {margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}#singlealign {margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}.linkboxtext {line-height: 1.4em;}.linkboxcontainer {padding: 7px 7px 7px 7px;background-color:#eeeeee;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px; border-style:solid;}.linkboxdisplay {padding: 7px 7px 7px 7px;}.linkboxdisplay td {text-align: center;}.linkboxdisplay a:link {text-decoration: none;}.linkboxdisplay a:hover {text-decoration: underline;} function opensingledropdown() { document.getElementById('singletablelinks').style.display = ''; document.getElementById('singlemouse').style.display = 'none'; } function closesingledropdown() { document.getElementById('singletablelinks').style.display = 'none'; document.getElementById('singlemouse').style.display = ''; } Internet CensorshipRand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills […]


  6. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills […]


  7. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills […]


  8. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_bg", "fff"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_border", "777"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_text", "222"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_link", "004276"); GA_googleAddAttr("LangId", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Autotag", "politics"); GA_googleFillSlot("wpcom_sharethrough"); Share this:TwitterEmailDiggFacebookPrintStumbleUponRedditLinkedInLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]


  9. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) […]


  10. […] Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills (mountainrepublic.net) […]


Comments are closed.

Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.

Michael Ellner

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
I'm Gonna Kick Your Ass!
The United States has been declared under martial law. All constitutional rights have been suspended. Anyone interfering with the collection of urine samples will be shot. Anyone failing to attend morning school prayer will be shot. The number one enemy of progress is questions. National security is more important than individual rights. Sports broadcasts will proceed as scheduled. Shut up, be happy, obey all orders without question. At last everything is done for you.

Jello Biafra

Enter your email address to follow Mountain★Republic
and be notified of new posts
by email.

Member of The Internet Defense League

If you want to offend somebody, just tell him the truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche


       Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

Dr. Judy Wood - Evidence of Breakthrough Energy on 9/11

9/11 Firefighter Blows WTC 7 Cover-Up Wide Open

Fear of GERMS - George Carlin

Your Rights Are An ILLUSION - George Carlin

Visit Mountain Re-Home
A project of Mountain★Republic