A friend forwarded to me this horrible, craven attempt by the fascist “Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce” to encourage people to support passage of the draconian Stop Online Piracy Act, aka SOPA. I say boycott these bootlicking friends-of-thugs.
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|Protecting the Rule of Law, OnlineDear [Dupe],
In our society governed by the rule of law, we don’t allow stores to sell illegal goods, stolen merchandise or counterfeit products.
So, why do we allow rogue websites that rob Americans of their intellectual property and deal in illegal, fake and, sometimes dangerous goods to continue to cheat the American economy out of billions of dollars every year?
Currently, thousands of websites with billions of visits annually are dealing pirated music and software, counterfeited products and goods, knock-off pharmaceuticals and more. This is all while skirting laws, dodging taxes and robbing the American economy of jobs that would be created by the legitimate creation and sale of these products.
Writing recently in the Daily Caller, former Senator Don Nickles highlighted the costs of these rogue actors:
The dangers are more than economic — they’re physical and personal, too. Some consumers have suffered serious health problems after ordering from deceitful online pharmacies. Many others have fallen victim of identity theft or have had their computers compromised by malware from these sites.
Intellectual property is no different than your physical property. It’s property protected by the U.S. Constitution. Send a letter to your member of Congress to stand up to foreign thieves and protect American intellectual property right now.
The PROTECT IP Act would bring intellectual property laws to the 21st century and suspend services such as payment processing, advertisements and linking for these rogue websites.
The PROTECT IP Act is expected to come up for a vote very soon in the Senate. Email Congress today to encourage them to support this common sense bill.
In a society that protects the property rights of individuals, we cannot continue to tolerate such a blatant theft of economic and personal wellbeing.
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