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Save the internet (updated) Round 2!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 17, 2011, 1:38 AM


Edit* "update from The Hill Congress news website" some one linked me this, thought I would share it, I am happy to see people are beginning to withdraw support for the this ridiculous bill....thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-val…

*sorry for all the constant updates, but I promised I would share anything I found regarding this SOPA and PIP issue*

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Just found this on tumblr...www.yousaytoo.com/congressiona…: I don't even know what to say anymore....

from the same site act.demandprogress.org/sign/so…
www.yousaytoo.com/anonymous-al…

I think from now on I am going avoid Hollywood movies and American music... I don't feel like supporting an industry that thinks it can manipulate the laws in its favour...

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Here is a video about it too www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDX8Ly…

The SOPA bill didn't pass but there is still another one one the way. The Protect IP act is still pending. You can still sign a petition against this, check links below.

For more info
www.3news.co.nz/SOPA-internet-…
www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_inte…
www.publicknowledge.org/e-para…
www.eff.org/
spyed.deviantart.com/journal/R…

Online petitions here
IP Act www.change.org/petitions/stop-… <<<sign this one Protect IP act
SOPA americancensorship.org/ &…;<<< this one didn't pass

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Edit*

I also found this site quite informative if you aren't quite sure what is at stake. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/ne… and arstechnica.com/tech-policy/ne…

Some interesting extracts "The House bill is shockingly sympathetic to a narrow subsection of business interests. For instance, buried deep in the back of the >70-page document is a requirement that the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator prepare a study for Congress. That study should analyze "notorious foreign infringers" and attempt to quantify the "significant harm inflicted by notorious foreign infringers." (Talk about assuming your conclusions before you start.)

The report, which is specifically charged to give weight to the views of content owners, requests a set of specific policy recommendations that might "encourage foreign businesses to adopt industry norms to promote the protection of intellectual property globally." Should the bill pass, the US government would be explicitly charged with promoting private "industry norms"—not actual laws or treaties—around the world.

In the request for the report, we can also see the IP maximalist lobby preparing for its next move: shutting off access to US capital markets and preventing companies from "offering stock for sale to the public" in the US."

"The government can also go after anyone who builds a tool designed for the "circumvention or bypassing" of the Internet block. Such tools already exist as a result of the US government's ongoing campaign to seize Internet domain names it believes host infringing content; they can redirect visitors who enter the site's address to its new location. The government has already asked Web browser makers like Mozilla to remove access to these sorts of tools. Mozilla refused, so the new bill just tries to ban such tools completely. (Pointing your computer's browser to a foreign DNS server in order to view a less-censored Internet still appears to be legal.)"


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"Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users' activities. And, because so much of the Internet's hosts and hardware are located in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us. " taken from Avaaz.org

"Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea. There should be better ways to deal with mass infringement on the Internet than this. This bill in our view can be seen as a threat to the open Internet itself and this is very hard to digest or support. " $spyed DeviantArt

"If SOPA were to become law, there is a long list of reasons why it would threaten the functioning, freedom, and economic potential of the Internet, but here are PK's main concerns:

By short-circuiting the legal system, it gives rightsholders a fast-track to shutting down websites.
By creating conflicts between "DNS" servers, it would make you more vulnerable to hackers, identity theft, and cyberattacks.
By sanctioning government interference with the internet, it would make the internet more censored, akin to that of China and Syria."
publicknowledge.org

Basically the American government wants to pass a law to 'censor the internet' or blacklist any sites they suspect are hosting/enabling users to post or share copyright infringing materials. Sites I can name of the top of my head that would most likely be blacklisted are sites like Youtube, Photobucket, Tumblr, and Devianart since the users often upload copyrighted materials.

I don't have much to say on the whole issue except that I am obviously against it, there are people telling me Obama will veto it if they try and actually pass the law but the fact people are trying to pass it in the first place is very scary indeed.


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:icondragonboy015:
Dragonboy015 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist
EVERYONE LISTEN THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!
Theres a petition going on [link] needs 25,000 til Dec.18 2011

Everyone send this link and message to your friends and tell them to send it to THEIR FRIENDS and so on.

Thank You.
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YinnyYangy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
People are jobless/homeless? Eff that! The economy is going down the toilet? Who cares! Someone uploaded a video of them dancing to a Lady Gaga song on youtube? Get those little pirates!
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TheSilentNight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
basically.. but we can't let you say that its against the copyright. so yeah just dont mention it at all. the lady gaga part i mean.. oh damn i did it too.. we're both going to court now..

sigh...
there goes freedom of speech
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Kanalet1029 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Signed.
I sure how they don't go through with this.
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:icontacosflyfree:
Tacosflyfree Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
We're the reason why those people in hollywood are so famous and wealthy, we deserve respect. but that's just my option. :matteo:
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saywhatproductions Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
the government has too much time of their hands
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:iconmisumizu:
MisuMizu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
"I think from now on I am going avoid Hollywood movies and American music... I don't feel like supporting an industry that thinks it can manipulate the laws in its favour... "

:clap: Totally agree
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:icondragonboy015:
Dragonboy015 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
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Dragonboy015 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
An update from The Hill Congress news website!
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duckiesmaid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
This congress really is a prize winner in the deceit category. They trashed the Obama care and came up with a fake death panel. They lied about socialized medicine. They get in there voted in by the scared out of their mind supporters. The first thing they do is go after the transplant patients. In other words, they create the first American healthplan death panel. Obama out of frustration made it illegal for them to take away transplants from people already on the list. They want government out of their business but they are sticking it in ours. What amazes me is the people that are still supporting them. It's people that they are making their lives and will continue to make their lives worse. Unbelievable!!
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:icondragonboy015:
Dragonboy015 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
What really tourtures me alot is how long Til this bill fails? It's driving me crazy!
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kalabadi-hallaj Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
'The Issue is not banning the net or some sites or anything the problem is that what the creators of the social networking websites is that they have created a monster. Especially when it comes to people of different religions cast and culture come online and socialize Which each other and realizing they are not at that different from each other (Similar to what the purpose of Mosques, Synagogue, Churches, and monasteries etc) and not like your politicians and local government and celebs have portrayed them to be. Which is in some cases leading to revolts and revolutions inside some countries when some truths about their leaders are exposed. And so The rich and some leader of this new world order, wan't to stop people from educating themselves. And finding the truth for themselves, what ever that may be???, because an educated and smart mind is hard to convince or turn to your own ideals no matter how stupid they. I mean that's how countries go to WAR. Leaders saying things like all MUSLIMS are Terrorist, Followers of Capitalism are Infidelic Hell Mongers, Communism is true Essene of Evil. I mean that is not what Mohammad, Iqbal, Gandhi, Jesus, Moses, Abraham etc. wrote or talked about. I mean these guys wanted people to socialize and discover the truths themselves... KNOWLEDGE IS TRUE POWER.
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duckiesmaid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
There is no one that could have stated it better than what you have stated. Our news stations (?)discuss one irrelavant court case after another as headline news and never report anything of actual importance. When they are not gossiping; they are spreading exaggerations and hate to split the country. The internet is the only form of news I have.
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:iconkalabadi-hallaj:
kalabadi-hallaj Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mine TOO!!! Though we have 80+ channels in PAKISTAN. ALL NEWS!!! That's a total let down. So, I only watch Cartoons. Online of course :(. But it's also because I can't stomach NEWS more than 5 mins. Though I can Stomach a Double or a triple bypass surgery. Which I have seen 2 or 3 times. But still NEWS makes me wanna HURL.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
If you notice, Google now blocks copyrighted images. Just search like anime or something and youll get this thing:

In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.
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abc1523 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
first what rly is a hot dog (happened in CA) then pizza is now a vegitable (tomatoe is a fruit) now the internet has to be sensored (what happened to the free speech)

stupid government and i blaim big buisness wanting more money.
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:iconchips13:
Chips13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Well, looks like it's time to move to another planet.
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:iconmisumizu:
MisuMizu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
It's time to send them to another planet. :XD:
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:iconaquamarina1:
Aquamarina1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
And so we see how our politicians spend their time.
Forget about helping the economy, what America really needs right now are bills that would block their freedom of speech on the internet! And hey, lets vote about in a completely unconstitutional way!
:sarcasticclap:
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:icontarianathedemon:
TarianatheDemon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
They're a bunch of idiots, did they forget what happened when there was a ban on alcohol, the American people don't like their favorite things taken away like that, plus it's the internet, so it's near impossible to censor!!!!
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:icontmthereturner:
TMtheReturner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
WHAT THE FUCKING HELL IS THIS?!?!?! ARE THEY FUCKING SERIOUS?!?!?!?! This is why people hate the government, all because of bullshit moves like this!!!

If they pass these bills, there's going to be some Hell to pay!
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:iconkenzyrose:
KenzyRose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Clearly none of these people have spend a day on this magical wonderland we call the Internet. :stare:
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:iconwalkingcanvas:
walkingcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!? they are talking our freedom of speech away from us. the public should have a right to say something that involves THE PUBIC!!!! this has to stop!
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DarkMuse112 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like how all the people in that link say they're moving to Canada when it's going to effect them too.
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:iconjuniperbonsai:
JuniperBonsai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am fucking disgusted.
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:iconphantom-ichigo:
Phantom-Ichigo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ARE YOU F****ING SERIOUS! :iconfuriousplz::iconrageplz:
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:iconseki-moshu:
Seki-Moshu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been ashamed to be an american for most of my life... This makes me even more disgusted. Because this bill will not only censor amazing sites like Deviantart but also attempt to shut them down permenantly if they can get away with it. This would probably also mean no more conventions in the United States as well considering people would sell art and plushes and other such things at them. This bill simply cannot pass. I honestly think that the politicians of america are looking for something to take their hate out on due to the fact that it's our economy that's so crappy right now and the fact that it seems like america is face first in the dirt because of stupid decisions made by our political leaders.
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:icontarianathedemon:
TarianatheDemon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I agree, though I am sometimes not ashamed to be American, I have to agree our political leaders are just being stupid.
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AyasDolga Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How could they not see people would not want this? seriously? SERIOUSLY?
This is the stupidest thing ever! I didn't believe it at first when I saw posts about this bill and now?
wtf?
really?
I'm seriously pissed about this, if this goes through that is
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:iconinternet-cancer:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go Anonymous. These companies are just butthurt because users posted their music videos and not Vevo.
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:iconsoysoy-tan:
SoySoy-tan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If this passes then I can pretty much guarantee that before it goes into effect a whole bunch of people are going to download as much as they can... XD It's going to be counter-productive.
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10redclouds Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Wow....just wow. Are they being serious? Looks like someone's forgetting about freedom of speech here.
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ninetailed-narutard Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Though I don't believe this will pass because it underminds the First Amedment of the United States Bill of Rights, it does not change the fact that this is wrong. If Hollywood wants to protect it's intellectual property, then it should form deals with websites like Youtube and Deviantart to police the content more. Not to blacklist all of the rest of the non-copywritten content on those websites.
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Dragonboy015 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Yeah I was about too say that, the bill violates the first amendment, you can't mess the first amendment. I do think this bill won't pass and how come they haven't remind about that well they considered pizza as a vegetable.
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:icontarianathedemon:
TarianatheDemon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
XD the pizza being a vegetable is now a running gag at my house, but the Tomato was declared a fruit, so shouldn't pizza be a fruit, not a veggie ^.^'
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ninetailed-narutard Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
....pizza is a vegetable...pfft. If thats the case, I just ate a whole box of vegetables or does one pizza count as one vegetable with that logic? lmao
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ParanoidLunatic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you don't mind. Been spreading the word about this. :P There's still a vast amount of people ignorant to what exactly this is and what it'll mean if it's passed. Also sharing the link to the petition. Just letting you know.
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QuintiliVare Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I'm going to bring this up in my politics class today. Our professor was an ambassador and always guesses whats going to happen right. XD Sad thing is... I can see something like this passing, and people only noticing that it affects them after.
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Darkflametailz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow-what a bunch of pricks!
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:iconstarlightshymmer:
StarlightShymmer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's times like these that I really want a death note.
I think I'm going to send those guys the First Amendment.
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:icontarianathedemon:
TarianatheDemon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
lol, but then there might be an L to go after you too, you know XD
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:iconstarlightshymmer:
StarlightShymmer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No one in this world is awesome enough to be L.
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TarianatheDemon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
XD you're right 83
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Relying Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconobamawtfplz:

This is getting way out of hand. The battle is pretty much one-sided now!
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TheWickedKid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Y'know, I'm sure Apple is THRILLED about this. Think of how much business itunes would get.

:I
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Izumiko-san Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, Moni.
Personally I think Tech Companies, Free Speech Activists, and Half of the Internet trumps Hollywood and Chamber of Commerce any day.
Wow did they really DDoS the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website? I'm impressed. Anon never ceases to amaze me.

I'm with you on this one, but as an American it's hard for me to avoid Hollywood movies and American music if I live here. XD;; Oh well.
Oh and I want to say thanks for keeping everyone updated on this, it's cool because you have an important position in the community.
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vergilblack25 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
we should start a movement ( im sure there is one already ) and defend our rights now before we cant do it anymore !
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estychan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are you... friggin'... SERIOUS?! omfg I'm getting so sick of this crap. Screw EVERY. SINGLE. SUPPORTER OF THIS BILL!!!
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KrazyEngima Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   General Artist
i wish nothing less than the worst for people trying to pass this fucking bill
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:iconbosronald:
bosronald Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
When I heard idiots like GB say that the US is a democracy, I didn't think they would be right :lmao: Republic perhaps, but a democracy not anymore :XD:
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