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Activists to feds: butt out

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July 29, 2005

Americans have been sending a message to the government: butt out of our business!

[privacy tape]

ACLU Privacy Tape is a way to protect your business, web site, property, or body from government intrusion. Here are some examples of Privacy Tape in action:

On Monday, the Denver Public Library strung, between its east pillars, white plastic tape with large letters reading: “Privacy Line – Do Not Cross.” Smaller text read, “Stop Secret Searches – ACLU –”City librarian Rick Ashton on Tuesday read a resolution to about 50 people gathered outside the state Capitol. The rally was organized to protest provisions of the Patriot Act giving anti-terrorism investigators greater eavesdropping powers.- “Library tells feds: Butt out”, Denver Post:

Some people wrapped themselves in privacy tape, like this woman at the NYC rally earlier this month.


And some have added Privacy Tape to their website like this Philadelphia blogger who says “See that big white bar at the top of the blog, the one with the blue print? Follow the link, learn all about the Patriot Act and then do something – it’s not too late … yet.”You can protest the “secret search” provisions of the Patriot Act by taping any web page or blog with Privacy Tape. To request some real privacy tape for use on your door, your computer or anywhere else the government can search practically without notice thanks to the Patriot Act, write to will you put it?And if you’re blogging about the Patriot Act, check out our tools for bloggers page for more information and ways to speak out.

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