The Electronic Frontier Foundation helps you tell your Congressfolk to protect good Americans from copyright trolls by rejecting H.R. 2426/S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (or CASE) Act. Yeah, this bill would provide an "alternative" to fighting copyright issues out in court, and whenever someone proposes an "alternative" to the day in court that is your right, you should be suspicious. The CASE Act, as it happens, would create a "Copyright Claims Board" -- not even composed of judges, but of "claims officers" -- that could enforce penalties of up to $30,000 against you. $30,000! Nearly half of Americans don't have even $400 lying around! And what might you do to get a judgment against you? Share a meme or a video online! Seriously, that's all you might have to do! And it's something you probably do all the time! Of course, a copyright troll knows where all the loopholes in the law are, but why should they get more say than we do?
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our FDIC to block the proposed BB&T/SunTrust merger, then CREDO still helps you do that. Haven't heard of BB&T or SunTrust? Southerners have -- and if we allow them to merge, then we'll all hear about the resulting behemoth they're planning to call Truist. Truist? I guess they think if people hear the name enough, they'll think it's a real word, and I can't entirely blame them for that, I suppose, since these are the days Our Glorious Elites repeat almost anything enough that large segments of the population will believe it. But I'm so old-fashioned I only want to keep corporations from getting so big that they run roughshod over our rights, and this would be the biggest merger allowed to go through since the 2008 bankster meltdown that almost destroyed our economy. Unless we stand in the way, of course -- and we should stand in the way. Why do we let money make all our decisions for us? And what kind of world will we leave for our children and our children's children?