Our New Ad: Let's Take On A Pro-Censorship Senator
We're running this ad for one simple reason: We need to embarrass a key lawmaker to set an example for others, and make it clear that it's not okay to shill for the entertainment industry.
Our ad calls out Sen. Amy Klobuchar for spearheading the effort to make it a felony to stream certain content online -- meaning ordinary Americans would risk getting locked up for posting karaoke videos, cover band performances, video game play-throughs, and more.
Hollywood has gobs of money, and that means that they have undue clout it DC. Lawmakers love sponsoring Hollywood bills because it means untold thousands of new dollars for their campaign coffers. Ads like this will make them think twice.
Will you help us get it on the air by chipping in $5, $10, or $20 at right? Every $20 or so lets us air it one additional time.
Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber got famous by posting videos of his covers of other artists' songs on YouTube, so he could go to jail if this legislation passes. He was recently asked what he thought about Klobuchar's proposal, and his answer couldn't have been more dead-on:
"Whoever she is, she needs to know that I'm saying she needs to be locked up - put away in cuffs." He added, "People need to have the freedom... people need to be able to sing songs. I just think that's ridiculous."
Let's make sure everybody in Minnesota knows that their senator is wasting her time on punitive Internet censorship legislation -- and losing her public spat with the Beebs.