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We are moving the IRC meeting to this Thursday, December 29th.  It will still be at 9:30pm.  Talk with you then!

 

The House of Representatives will start considering changes to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Thursday.and may vote to approve it soon after.  Like the Senate bills, PIPA and CSFA, SOPA would create a variety of ways for corporations and the US government to censor the Internet. We released our SOPA Information Packet for House Members today. Please spread word about it and, if possible, get it to your Representative. We urge you to call your Representative and tell them to oppose SO...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: James O’Keefe, 617-447-0210 PIRATE PARTY HOLDS RALLY TO TELL SENATORS BROWN AND KERRY: DON'T CENSOR THE NET! Boston, MA, December 6th, 2011 – At noon today, supporters of Internet freedom will tell Senators Brown and Kerry to stand up for keeping the Internet a free speech zone. The rally will be in front of the JFK Federal Building next to Boston City Hall Plaza. The PROTECT Intellectual Property Act (PIPA or “PROTECT IP,” S.968) a...
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Through the effort of Jeanne, Clay and Henry, we have the following posters ready for you to download and put up in your community. An hour with a bunch of these, a staple gun or clear plastic packing tape will go a long way towards getting the word out about our rally against censoring the Internet. Thanks!     The last two posters are different sizes. The first is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The second is 13 x 17 inches.

 

We just released our Information Packet for Senators Regarding PIPA and CFSA, two bills before the US Senate that would censor the Internet. We will be dropping these documents off to Senators Brown and Kerry at our Rally to Stop Congress' Attempts to Censoring the Internet on December 6th. Please feel free to offer any suggestions for improving this document and spread word about the rally to the four winds. Thanks!

 

We will hold our first Pirate Conference in February 2012. It will be in the Boston area and will probably be the first or second Saturday of February. We are working on a site, exact date and conference schedule. If you can help, please contact us at info@masspirates.org. Thanks!

 

We will bring our fight against the PROTECT IP bill directly to Senator Brown's Boston office on Tuesday, December 6th. We will meet at noon in front of the JFK Federal Building at 15 New Sudbury Street across from Boston City Hall. Please join us in telling Senator Brown that he must oppose PROTECT IP. We need your help to spread the word about this rally and we will have posters you can print out and post soon. Please share the date widely. We will meet on our IRC channel this Thursday ...
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We will hold our first of what will hopefully be many Pirate lunchs this Wednesday. We will meet at noon at the Joshua Tree restaurant on 256 Elm St. in Davis Sq., Somerville.

 

In the next few weeks or maybe even sooner, the Senate may vote to approve the PROTECT IP bill.  PROTECT IP, like SOPA its even more draconian House counterpart, would create a variety of ways for corporations and the US government to censor the Internet as demonstrated in this video by Fight for the Future. We know a majority of Americans oppose the measures that PROTECT IP would impose to prop up the failed business models of the large media corporations.  We can stop this bill! Plea...
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Today, November 16th, is American Censorship Day.   It is so named because today the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). SOPA, also called the Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act, or E-PARASITE Act, is the House equivalent of the Senate's PROTECT-IP bill. We have to stop SOPA & PROTECT-IP or the Internet that has fostered knowledge and free speech for over twenty years could be dead. ...
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