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**Update**

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. 
Important Note:
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


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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.


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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!
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:iconbbg100:
Bbg100 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Sopa 2014 petition is fake.
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here is the accurate petition.  petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…

I have both added so people can see both of them.
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:icondecepticonflamewar:
DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for helping to get accurate and useful information out there.. and of course, for linking my article.

Are there any plans for a blackout this year? I feel like I'm already in the midst of one given how much trying to coordinate a response to this is cutting into my Transformers time. XD
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't heard of any.  ;)  Thank you for making such an informative article.  You've obviously put a lot of research into this :D
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the information, and the compliment. I tried really hard to cover the article as well as I could without losing most of the target audience, since a lot of dA's power users are so young and still in school. I hate seeing everyone panic. 
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the petition which has better information has less signatures than the "Stop SOPA, save fan art" one.  I've shared it again on my Twitter to get it more attention.
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:icondecepticonflamewar:
DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for that. A friend of mine put that one together. It's not perfect, but it does at least namedrop some specific threats to free expression o the internet. I think that one is more likely to get the kind of response everyone wants. 

On the plus side, she did that one on Friday, so we have almost a month to get the other 95,000 signatures. 
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it will not be a problem.  The other one was at the goal I believe.  It is just a shame when a petition that does not adequately explain itself is made, since it would likely get thumbed over and ignored.  Though, I think they do address every petition seriously, if it isn't properly represented then the point might not get across.
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:iconjakerulez17:
JakeRulez17 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Just barely 5,000 more signatures needed! We got this!
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconwinterbornbree:
Winterbornbree Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…
This is the correct petition. SOPA as a whole is gone, but SOPA-like policies are trying to spring up and we need to weed them out. I'm trying to get as many people as I can to sign this petition. Please spread word of this petition around!
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  Updated the journal.  Do you know if there is a new 'blackout' date planned?
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:iconwinterbornbree:
Winterbornbree Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No. Sorry. ^^;
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess with it coming up again it has made this skin popular again ;D
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:iconmidnight729:
midnight729 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I signed and added to my description.
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:iconmidnight729:
midnight729 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
thank you.
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which, doing that, had me looking through so many other petitions :facepalm:  Ran into a good ole' fashioned racism petition.  I think it was petitioning to kick all mixed race people out of the country...  sigh.  It is disheartening to know that such hateful people vote.
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:iconmidnight729:
midnight729 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
well...fuck whoever made that up...but we have bigger problems...
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I should know better than to 'surf petitions' on the internet, much less the White House page.  :nod:
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:iconshortcake1012:
shortcake1012 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...?CURSE YOU! 
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:shakefish:
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:iconanno1990:
Anno1990 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
For all who don't know: SOPA is not the only threat.
ACTA, the "big brother" of SOPA, has made its way to the EU, after it was secretly signed by most of the participating countries (USA, Japan, Canada, ...).
Believe me, if you thought SOPA was bad, then ACTA is the worst, especially since far less people know about it.
Therefore inform yourself about it and dispread it!!! And sign at least the petitions.

Here are some links:

- [link]
- [link]
- [link]
- [link]
...

Or just google it, you will be frightened about what ACTA means for every internet user.
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Signed, thanks for the links. I had heard of this. Was unaware as an American I were able to protest for a European law. Thanks for informing me.
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:icon1bluefur:
1Bluefur Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was used to show support for SOPA, now I ask to re-purpose it to help protest ACTA, basically the international version of SOPA.
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcomed to use this for any black out, censoring or the like sort of statement you would like to make.
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:icon1bluefur:
1Bluefur Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconjarminx:
Jarminx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
NOT using it
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are the first person to reply that they aren't using it ;P
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:iconlaur720:
Laur720 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just used this a bit late. Thanks.
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:iconthe-missinglink:
The-MissingLink Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using this in a belated anti-SOPA protest journal. I've said it in my post, and I'll say it again here. It's a very patriotic thing to do by posting a journal in a skin such as this one. It expresses your opinions, and stands up for the ideas America was founded on: Democracy; Power to the people.
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! When I was a teenager, I thought my opinions were anti-government, anti-everything. I didn't realize was I was actually VERY patriotic. I don't often share my political opinions in a public forum, mostly to my own friends and family. But I did just write an article concerning this: [link]

Thanks for your comment.
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:iconmelii-neko96:
melii-neko96 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student
I like it =D
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:icontakeiteasywhitme:
TakeItEasyWhitMe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I Used this, the SOPA sucks -.-
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:iconalicenpai:
alicenpai Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using this! (:
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:icondeathpistol13:
DeathPistol13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
great!
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:iconsavvyred:
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! I made an Anti-SOPA and PIPA feature made of soup (because "SOPA" means "soup" in Spanish) and Pippa Middleton deviations using your journal skin! :)
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:iconvivitheheiwa:
VIVItheHeiwa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
using meanwhile i have the free premium membership.is a good cause.
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:iconivaalo:
Ivaalo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't understand how I can have this skin without premium...
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DA has a special going on for free premium membership for the day. So you get skinning and no ads, etc for just today. It will stay so long as you do not edit the CSS after today, I believe.
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:iconivaalo:
Ivaalo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I didn't noticed...
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:iconclussterr:
ClusSterR Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Use it, Thanks :D
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:iconaquarior:
Aquarior Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice idea! :clap: And I put it to use, thank you :nod:
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:iconyei-4sus-yoh:
yei-4sus-yoh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the Journal! :D
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:iconsimonathedove:
SimonaTheDove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
used it
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:iconhorsesnhurricanes:
Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Used it. Thanks!
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:icongatroth:
Gatroth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Raaaaaaaaaaawr! Lets stop them!
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:iconteamvocaloid:
TeamVocaloid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this is very helpful.
Let's all prevent SOPA!
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:icongagbagchen:
GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Salute,rise against SOPA.
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