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Stop Online Piracy Act ( SOPA ) & PIPA

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 14, 2011, 5:51 PM

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1.) My simple explanation of SOPA:



Scenario One:
Brenda Benson brings a burned CD to school one day because she wants to share the music with her friends. The teacher says she must use her own discretion because sometimes the school board doesn't like that she can bring in music without permission. One day the school board finds out that she brought music in to share and they punish her and ask the teacher to crack down more on his students.

Scenario Two:
Brenda Benson brings a burned CD to school one day because she wants to share the music with her friends. The teacher says she must use her own discretion because sometimes the school board doesn't like that she can bring in music without permission. One day the school board finds out that she brought music in to share. Instead of punishing Brenda for bringing in the music, the school board shuts down the entire school even though Brenda was the only one at fault.


2.) January 24, 2012 – Senate votes on PIPA



3.) List of sites blacking out between 8am and 8pm in protest. See this also.



4.) Ways to protest/promote the protest:


Blackout your site -
Click here and here to find out how and to add your site to the list. Contact this site as well to let them know you are participating.

Change your Facebook profile picture -   i.imgur.com/7NlB7.jpg
Change your Facebook timeline banner -  i.imgur.com/TzJFf.jpg
Join and share this Facebook event -  www.facebook.com/events/232028…

If Facebook Won't Stop SOPA, We Can Do It For Them
Contact your Representatives


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What this is all about:



Watch/listen to one of both of these first:
'WTF is SOPA ? aka The American Government trying to ruin the internet'
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

The IP Act (S.968 - PROTECT IP Act of 2011) establishes a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be "dedicated to infringing activities." The DoJ or the copyright owner would be able to commence a legal action against the alleged infringer and the DoJ would be allowed to demand that search engines, social networking sites and domain name services block access to the targeted site. In some cases, action could be taken to block sites without first allowing the alleged infringer to defend themselves in court. The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – simply to accuse a website of infringement, which could lead to that site being shut down by court order and entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet. The bill is so poorly written that it would allow any copyright owner to shut down a legitimate retail website, such as Amazon or Best Buy, by alleging that one product being sold on the site could "enable or facilitate" an infringement. It could even allow any content owner to block access to the Patent Office website if it receives and posts a patent application for a product that is believed to use content without permission. The PROTECT IP Act will hurt American innovation. This bill will give one side the power to put the other side out of business and this is dangerous beyond words.
Taken from Change.org


Popular Sites That Are At Risk:



Facebook
Youtube
Vimeo
Myspace
Twitter
DeviantART
Flickr
Google

Any website is at risk if it is hosted in the USA. If you visit these sites which I know you do because you guys are on here and you post Youtube videos quite often, then you should be worried. You should be upset. You should be telling everyone you know about this and making sure they understand the severity of what will happen.

THIS AFFECTS EVERYONE IN THE WORLD. NOT JUST AMERICANS.




Helpful Links:



Sopa Strike
EEF
SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and You
EEF Take Action
American Censorship
Stop the internet control bill NOW.
CALL CONGRESS RIGHT AWAY
Contact your Representatives
Tumblr - Protect The Net
How SOPA/PIPA Can Affect You
PIPA
List of who supports and opposes
List of websites blacking out on January 18th
The Definitive Post On Why SOPA And Protect IP Are Bad, Bad Ideas
If Facebook Won't Stop SOPA, We Can Do It For Them
Join the list of sites blacking out and find out who else is participating
Blackout your site


How you can help:



Contact your Representatives
Contact your Senators

Blackout your site
Click here and here to find out how and to add your site to the list. Contact this site as well to let them know you are participating.

Post links to a few of the sites I listed above on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, your DeviantART profile or journal. Make an anti-SOPA deviation. Make a Youtube video. E-mail friends and relatives.

Change your Facebook profile picture -   i.imgur.com/7NlB7.jpg
Change your Facebook timeline banner -  i.imgur.com/TzJFf.jpg
Join and share this Facebook event -  www.facebook.com/events/232028…



CALLING AND WRITING IS BETTER THAN E-MAILING AND SIGNING ONLINE PETITIONS BUT TAKE A MINUTE OR TWO TO DO THAT AS WELL.




If you live in the USA

Call your represenatives and senators and politely tell them that this is NOT okay. E-mail, share information to social media sites, post and do what you can RIGHT NOW. Call the local newspapers and TV stations.

If you live elsewhere

Post to your journal, make a news article, share links from those sites I listed on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, Live Journal and where ever else you can. E-mail people. Get the word out. Tell any Americans you know that this is bad and they need to speak to their representatives about it. NOW.





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hbtenbtjdmgvsxj Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
you guys can sign this petition if you're really against it :D [link]
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Daniellas-wife Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it from russian wiki... i have done some thing like tell about it in twitter, vkontakte, mail.ru and everywhere I can add
now think to sign a petition that suggested wiki
Damn, I love wiki, if it is closed....
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Shadow0B Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolute bullshit. The internet is the ONLY thing I have to keep me away from my bitch mother, and the ONLY way I can express myself. Now some stupid uptight politicians and their hollywood lackeys are trying to take it away. What? no. Just no. Fuck this shit.
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SarahJPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Keep passing around sites and other information to anyone you can. Even those in other countries. I'm in Canada and all I can do is get the word out. Make sure middle aged people understand this even. It seems like the younger tech savvy generation gets it.
Getting the word out to everyone is best though.
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Shadow0B Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been protesting on Facebook, I head an anti-sopa group and am affiliated with 2 others, my friend Reza has been protesting as have I.
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SarahJPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Awesome :)
I've been posting to other social networking sites and changing my avatar in various places.
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Shadow0B Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
avatar changed for facebook. Sadly most of my stuff is hosted by stuff where I can't black out temporarily at all, so I can't do much other than post
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SarahJPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Anything is better than nothing.
I'm normally against people changing their profile pictures to promote a cause ( because it doesn't do much ) but I feel like this is different.
Not enough people are aware or they don't understand what it's about. They might hear piracy and agree with it because 'stealing is bad'
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Shadow0B Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed (especially with the first part because it's all "Omfg support a cure for cancer or diabetes" when I have a benign tumor that's causing hormonal problems and hyperinsulinemia and noone gives a shit because they're not as well known/not fatal and shit like that, even though they cause pain and suffering too)
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orangesurfblue Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I for one, believe that this bill has NOT been shelved, only hidden from the press.

If this bill lasted for as long as it did with little to NO media coverage, don't you think that they would make a public statement claiming that they will look at it later???

Politicians are the scumbag of the earth if they think they can pass this thing without the People's consent.

I will not be using the internet tomorrow. If my teachers tell me to, I will let them know exactly what this is about. Word needs to get out. Why is this bill even being considered??? Have we all forgotten our roots? What does this country stand for if not freedom??

Down with SOPA/PIPA!
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