Okay, as you should know, SOPA and PIPA are NOT dead. They have just been withdrawn and could be revived at ANY TIME. What you should also know is that while everyone was protesting SOPA, officials behind the curtain were trying pass an even more heinous censorship law- ACTA -to pass. On top of this, several other censorship laws, similar to SOPA and PIPA, have recently emerged (such as Bill C-11 a Canadian version of SOPA) and are trying to be pushed into passing.SUPER URGENT UPDATE!:
There at it again, this time our enemy is the UNITED NATIONS! Or rader a devishon of them known as the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). On December 3rd the governments of the world plan to hand over complete control of the internet to the ITU were they would have the power to do whatever they wanted and they wouldn't have to tell us, until it was far to late for us to do anything. Among some of the tings that have already started to be discussed are legitimize monitoring and blocking online traffic, seeking to impose new fees for accessing content, and slowing down connection speeds.
for more info and a petition you can sign [link]
and here's ander petition you can sign [link]
Any and all of these will allow them "reason" to shut your internet off. This is a clear violation of your
freedoms, if you live in the U.S. or the U.K. If you'd like to hear more about this horrifying problem and do something to try and stop it, please go here.
A petition for this can be found here.UPDATE 1:
While we weren't paying attention, Bill C-11 has gained major ground and is now literally a step away from being passed. TPPA, which seemed to have fallen off the map, recently reemerged as well as a threat. The media has stopped covering it's imminent passing. If you wish to become more involved and stop this bill from passing, there's a posting regarding TPPA here
. To sign a petition against Bill C-11 go here
for the flowing info. It has recently come to my attention that a new threat is on the horizon. The TPPA Bill (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is a new privatized bill in development by:
The United States
It is being developed in secret and if passed would be similar to ACTA*, but much worse. More information on these bills can be found here
.*the only reason we know anything about these bills it is due to information leaks.UPDATE 3:
TPPA is currently going thew the final stages to become finalized! A potison revelling some more info about this with the intent to try and stop it, you can find read and sign this petition HERE
If you're questioning the reality of these bills passing just look at the current political climate towards violators:
The seizing and shut down of servers for sites like MegaUpload and the U.S. government's persuite to monitor and incarcerate MegaUpload creator, Kim Dot Com. None of these net censorship laws have even been passed yet and they are carrying them out already! here
The extradition of U.K. College Student, Richard O'Dwyer for linking
to copyrighted material on his website, and put him on trial to be thrown into jail in the U.S. here
The various $10,000- 5 years in prison charges for pirating music/software/games/movies/etc.
These laws need to be revoked and destroyed, and our anti-censorship movements are the ones that NEED enforcement.
If you are still not convinced then consider this, free information sources and salesmen are all at risk:
All of these sites allow users to distribute copyrighted information, including fan-art as freely as they like! They will disappear without a fight or a struggle but with a silent whisper without you help.
If you want to do something about this and formally protest on DeviantArt, scroll to the contest bellow for details! CONTEST UPDATE : I'm starting to think that this contest has run it's course and people are losing intest in it and seeing as the new ITU seems to be the biggest threat to the internet yet, I'm anoseing the final deadline for this contest to be Dec 15th at witch time (assuming ander super major internet thrit is'nt anowsed in the meantime in witch case I'll update this Journal, inform the people who have already entered and extend the deadline to after that thrit has bin delt with) I will officially close the contest and anose the winners I have also made a few minor tweaks to the rules witch are marked by italicized text.To enter you must:
1) Sign at lest 1 online Anti-Internet Censorship potison
2) Join at least two Anti-Internet Censorship groups on DA ( just look up "SOPA" in dA "group search" if you need help finding more!). Some are, (NOTE: if you leave the Anti-Net Censorship groups before this contest ends you will be disqualified!)
3) Choose 2 or more of the options below:
Black out your avatar with a Anti-Internet Censorship avatar, as seen here
, or you may use another image pertaining to Anti-Censorship for the internet either made by yourself or someone else. (NOTE: if you do this you must keep your Black out / Anti-Internet Censorship avatar until the contest end date [Dec 15th] if you change your avatar before then this will not count!)
This Journal so that other people find out about this contest. (NOTE: if you Un-Fav. this journal after entering the contest you will be disqualified)
Hold your own contest, similar to this, with the same goal in mind- to help kill these dammed bills. Also, if your contest attracts a lot of people you will be given additional consideration. Upload an anti-Internet Censorship deviation. Examples are here and here and post it to at lest 1 group (Note: Any deviations uploaded before Aug, 2012 will not be counted towards this contest)
. Make a journal informing people on some of the newest threats to internet freedom (like the ITU for example) and asking with links to petitions people can sign to help stop the talked about Internet Censorship threats and post it to at lest 1 group
(Note: For each extra 1 you do you'll get a bonus entry)
4) And last but not least, comment here with a link to the Anti-Net Censorship petition you signed & the Anti-Net Censorship groups you are a part of. As well as any Anti-Net Censorship deviation, journal, and/or contest you made, as well as let me know if you Fav.'ed this journal and you will be entered into the contest!Additionally, anyone who enters this contest will have their linked username added to the end of this Journal entry.The contest will end Dec, 10th. After witch I will randomly pick the contest winners.Prizes:
1st place will win a free Commission from me, a free feachere, 10 points (sorry it's not more I don't have that meany points), and one of my signature lama cards
2'ed place will get a free feachere and (assuming more then 6 people enter) one of my signature lama cards
If more then 12 people enter then a 3ed prize winner will get a free feachere
It should also be noted that: You can gain up to 4 bonus entries by referring ouder people to this contest, for each 1 that joins you will receive 1 extra entry. (plz let me know who you refer cos if I don't know then I can't give you an extra contest entry)Any and all changes to the contest will be made in the form of a update to this journal (so check back every now and again)
And to everyone who's entering this contest and/or speaking out against these laws; Thank you.
Further information for informing neigh-sayers! :
The guys pushing these bills are the same people
who created and distributed file-sharing software.
These bills violate the first amendment by censoring a media outlet. Share this video with them.
And one of the largest, most outrageous ideas that the U.S. government wants passed is one for an internet kill-switch to perform media black-outs. This is the most massive
invasions of privacy and a violation of the constitution.
And as promised here are the people who have entered thus far: Edited by ~Skyelark 6/21/2012Note: I'm a were that the spelling in this is imperfect I've done everything in my power to spell-check it to the best of my ability so plz don't be a troll about it