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Stop SOPA Blackout Journal

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 11:20 PM

Do 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.

#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update
Hello Everyone!
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!

For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in

Stop SOPA by TheIndignantWerewolf Stop SOPA Stamp by SwampertGirl Say no to SOPA by Miya902
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Blackout your journal, #StopSOPA - Wednesday January 18th
to see this journal, select text

Get the Skin: [link]



Censorship is un-American.

Stop SOPA skin for non-premium: [link] by ~aLeoneLiax

Blacked Out!

Guys, this is important. (Blacked Out Journal)You need to read this.
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We need to work together, across the globe, to stop SOPA and PIPA.  Join the fight to keep the Internet free of censorship!  Don't let bigots and politicians decide what's best for you to see online!

To spread the word, post this in your signature, on your Facebook/Tumblr/Twitter, on your YouTube, POST IT EVERYWHERE!
This account will remain silent on #J18 January 18th, 8am-8pm (EST) as a protest against SOPA/PIPA.

I'll be offline from EVERYTHING from 8AM on the 18th to 8AM on the 19th (EST)!  Twelve hours is good for the protest, twenty-four is better. :iconsupe
SOPA! Wednesday is blackout dayLet's all go against it!

If you're unsure what SOPA is it stands for: Stop Online Piracy Act.

Wikipedia and a few other organisations will be blacking out their websites on Wednesday the 18th. :iconGillianIvy: made this theme, so I figured I'd use it to show my support- probably will be busy working on my project anyways. :S

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087673/Wikipedia-black-Wednesday-protest-online-piracy-bills-SOPA-PIPA.html?ITO=1490
This Account Will Be Blacked OutGreetings! In participation with #StopSOPA, I've decided that this account shall be blacked out on Wednesday from 8 am to 8pm to protest SOPA and PIPA. I honestly don't know what I will do with myself. You all have fair warning.

Protest SOPA and PIPA. Especially you American peoples. Write your congressman and representatives, tell them not to vote for either.

Get the skin and spread the word.
Taking my part in the SOPA Protest:iconGillianivy: Has made this wonder skin :thumb279881381:  Please considering using it to show your support of the upcoming protest. Thanks!

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Added as many journals as I found. Thank you all for using my skin and sharing!

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:iconstarryskystorm:
Starryskystorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are back from hell ones again.
petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, thank you, the link is added to the top of the description.  I have signed and shared the petition ;)
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Starryskystorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome very much.
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UchihaKaida7 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
what exactly is SOPA????
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a bill proposal which had to do with copyright and the internet.  There's more info in `TimberClipse's journal:  #StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update
Hello Everyone!
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!

For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in

I do not know what current incarnations of this bill are being presented, but last I knew, this bill was shelved but not killed.  It basically was a threat to anyone using social networks, as if people were posting any infringement, the site could be shut down.  Forcing these sites to censor their users from posting links.  This video breaks it down rather nicely: www.fightforthefuture.org/pipa…  You would have to look up current info though, since this is a bit out of date now.
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UchihaKaida7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist
oh ok, thanks
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JackietheLizard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student
have you heard of C-11
information: [link]
send letter:[link]
just trying to spread the word about this it's important that you know
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JackietheLizard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student
information: [link]
send letter:[link]
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7o7ScReEnPlAy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconb166-er::iconstopsopa1plz:
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im-Rem Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
This picture has been featured in my journal to help spread the awareness!
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