Protect the Internet
Help us stop Internet censorship legislation
Today Mozilla joins with other sites in a virtual strike to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called
and the PROTECT IP Act.
On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the
PROTECT IP Act
to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the vast majority of Americans.
Join us to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.
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What’s this about?
Congress is trying to pass legislation that threatens free speech and innovation on the Internet, under the banner of anti-piracy efforts.
What’s at risk?
The proposed infrastructure would damage the security of the Internet and allow the government extensive censorship abilities.
Your favorite websites, both inside and outside the US, could be blocked based on a single infringement claim, without any due process of law.
How is it done?
The US will be able to block a site’s web traffic, ad traffic and search traffic using the same website censorship methods used by China, Iran and Syria.
What about piracy?
Piracy is a problem but there are better ways to address it that don’t stifle innovation, knowledge and creativity — or give the US such unchecked power over the global Internet.
Outside the US?
Internet laws in the United States affect the entire world:
- Many popular sites are based there
- A poor US law could be used as a precedent for other countries which are considering similar laws
- US laws can be 'exported' via trade agreements
As a citizen of the world, you can help by: