SOPA-like issues are back, new petition for 2014:
SOPA 2014: Voluntary Agreements, TPP, and StaydownEDIT 3/17: Added some links, some additional notes, and some credit.
if you saw this in draft form before 6 P.M. EDT on March 14th, you didn't see the THIRD attempt to enforce SOPA-esque provisions OR the accurate petition. I added it it then.
Quick petition link: http://wh.gov/lVUUX
A few days ago, I started seeing journals once again ranting about how SOPA is going to take away our fandom, or even our original content, in my feed here on deviantART. I did a search for reputable sources talking about it, and found just enough to be worth discussing, but not enough to justify the panic that's happened. I vowed I would do a journal about it come the weekend.
Since then, it's blown up. I've had numerous new faves on my old write-up of SOPA 201, despite it having "2013
Join the SOPA Blackout
January 18th blackout your journals. Install this skin and skin your current journal. To read, highlight selection. Images have a hover, from nearly invisible to visible.
Stop SOPA Blackout JournalDo you care about your rights?
I care about your rights. SOPA is an infringement upon our rights. Do you want the government controlling which websites it approves the use of? Our freedoms for thought and free speech need to be protected for free internet. In protest, blackout your pages, go silent, spread the word. Petition sites you care about to do the same.
Who does SOPA effect?
Everyone who uses the internet. Facebook, Twitter, social networking sites which cannot control the content posted by it's users and will be held responsible for it. This is forced censorship. This will not stop piracy. This will effect law abiding citizens. It does not protect our rights, it treads on it, spits on it, and throws our rights out the window at 100mph.
I am against copyright infringement and EXTREMELY
against infringement of all our rights!
Please select "Submit to Group" to spread the word. Fave the live view as well.
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**Edit -- Wow, I managed to stay away from the internet for 22 hours (such a DA addict!) and just logged in to more than 500 messages, mainly for this.
I'd like to thank everyone for joining me in the protest and for the support, comments, faves and spreading my journal and avatar. I really appreciate that and unfortunately cannot reply to all. Thank you!