[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge.net has joined the "StopCensorship" movement

Jake jake at spaz.org
Wed Nov 16 21:48:22 UTC 2011

I know it's tempting to think that they will only mess with DNS, and we 
can all just make our own alternet DNS or start memorizing IP addresses, 
but that's not the way the US government works.

They will outlaw DNS to banned sites, and then they will go to court to 
block access to those sites, and routing will get severely fucked with. 
Don't believe for a second that SOPA or PIPA will be limited to what they 
have already described;  guaranteed they will take it much further.

start preparing now.


aestetix wrote:

It turns out there is a nasty bill floating through US Congress right now 
(called Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA), and privacy groups like the EFF 
are rightfully concerned about it. Among other things, this bill would 
expand government abilities to takedown websites to the DNS level, 
allowing the US to effectively blacklist entire websites. This is not 

The EFF and several other groups (reddit, mozilla, and others) have 
decided to bring attention to this by "censoring" their logos. We've 
"censored" the Noisebridge.net logo on the website for the day (November 
16) to join the effort and support free speech on the internet. You can 
find more information about this effort at http://americancensorship.org/.

Also, check out these links for more information on SOPA and why it is bad
and scary:


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