A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced legislation that would
Justice Department an expedited process for cracking down on
that are dedicated to making unauthorized copies of
music available to
internet users around the world. The Justice
Department would target the most
egregious pirate websites, go to a
federal court with the evidence, and then
seize the domain name.
Once a site has been seized, the Court would issue
an order to
intermediaries -- such as ISPs, payment processors,
registries and registrars, advertisers, etc. -- prohibiting them
doing business with such rogue sites.
CNET called S. 3804, “one
of the most ambitious attempts yet from the
U.S. government to fight online
piracy” and observed that “if the bill
passes, it could mark the most
significant antipiracy victory for the
film and music industries in quite a
Each and every one of us needs to act NOW if we expect the
to gain momentum. Our community has never matched the noise
those on the “copyleft” – we need to be louder than ever to drown
those who don’t care about our art, our jobs and the
between right and wrong.
Please click http://www.capwiz.com/musicrightsnow/issues/alert/?alertid=17423516...
send an e-mail to your Senators and Representative and ask that
this unprecedented legislation. Take the time to ask your
friends to send a message as well. It’s quick and easy
– just enter your home
address and click “send.”