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Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States.

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Friday, July 15, 2011
More Than 150,000 Americans Speak Out Against "Ten Strikes" Senate Bill
Demand Progress announced that more than 150,000 Americans have emailed their Senators to urge them to oppose S.978, sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in June.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Obama Administration Pushes Internet Freedom Abroad While Urging Crack-Down At Home
The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. The United States this month signed on to a statement praising a pro-Internet freedom report by the United Nation's Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, even as the U.S. pushes new domestic laws and regulations to censor the Internet, restrict users' Internet access, and criminalize more online activities.
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Friday, June 24, 2011
Demand Progress Spills the Beans on Comcast/AT&T/Verizon Anti Net-Neutrality 'Three Strikes' Plan
Entertainment industry sources are leaking that they've convinced Internet service providers to start restricting people's web access. If users are accused of downloading or streaming three files ISPs will consider disrupting those users' Internet connections -- and maybe even decide what sites they're allowed to visit.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Senate Advances Measure to Criminalize Common Internet Uses
On Friday, Demand Progress decried Sen. Amy Klobuchar's "10 Strikes" legislation (S.978), calling on the U.S. Senate to slow down their hasty efforts to pass flawed anti-piracy legislation this session. The 10 Strikes bill would make streaming of unlicensed copyrighted content a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. As written, the bill would subject internet users who stream content 10 times or more to criminal charges. Potential uses that would be criminalized under Klobuchar's bill are: - Youtube Karaoke - Homemade web videos with music
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Coalition Emerges to Oppose Internet Censorship Bill
Reflecting the growing concern over Sen. Leahy's Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), dozens of organizations now oppose the legislation. This comes amid new criticism over PIPA's censorship provisions from the New York Times and Los Angeles Times editorial boards. Both publications questioned the overly broad scope of the bill in editorials last week.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Momentum Growing: More Than 3,000 Demand Progress Members Call House and Senate, Urge Rejection of Internet Censorship Bill
Momentum against Senator Patrick Leahy's PROTECT IP Act is snowballing, with more than 3,000 Demand Progress members calling their members of the House and Senate to urge them to oppose the Internet censorship legislation. The calls were made in front of today's Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the legislation. The legislation would force internet service providers, search engines, and other "information location tools" to blacklist websites accused of copyright infringement and block Americans' access to them.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Senate Leadership Must Keep Promise, Debate Patriot Act
Earlier this year Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged a thorough review of the Patriot Act, and a week-long debate on its pending extension. Now he appears poised to cave to overzealous law enforcement officials and pass a multi-year extension without reforms or even serious debate.
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