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Incredible SOPA Response

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 18, 2012, 8:34 PM


I've been watching the SOPA response on deviantART all day, and needless to say the level of discussion being had about it is at an all new level from what I've ever seen around here the past decade or so. 

When you guys rally, it's quite a sight. And I do mean a sight... 


These are screenshots just taken from the front page of dA. And with every reload of our NEWEST submissions...

... there is a seemingly endless stream of these DEVIATION CENSORED deviations, just about all of them opposing SOPA and PIPA. 
 








It's always mesmerizing to watch our community in action, especially when armed with a cause.


I am certain you are being heard. Even Google has taken notice,while the discussion rages on at over 21,000 comments and I would estimate just as many blacked out deviations! 

As a side note, I've been giggling all along at the name of these two bills. I'm half Greek, fluent in Greek, born in Athens and I visit about twice a year... so I mean.. I'm truly fluent and truly half Greek. My point is that in Greek....

SOPA literally means "Don't speak."

And PIPA literally means "blow job."

:rofl: 

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spyed sense:


i really need to change my signature.
it's been simmering in lame for way too long.

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Ninja image created by AndyFairhurst

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:iconstarryskystorm:
Starryskystorm Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are back from hell ones again.
petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…
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:icondarkzero779:
darkzero779 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
[link]
CISPA is almost there on us help stop it plz...
they were planning on this bill even after our protest of SOPA and PIPA
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:iconunleashedclub:
unleashedclub Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jeez might as well shut down technology as we know it...without rights the internet is crap,just saying
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:iconsilverwing61:
Silverwing61 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*A zombie walks onscreen, takes one look at Sopa and Pipas owner's brains, and turns away in disgust.*

Boo SOPA and PIPA!!! We have the right to free speech, and this is a type of speech! We post these so we can have the ability to speak our devotion for drawing and writing to other countries, and around the world!
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*This comment has been CENSORED BY SOPA & PIPA *
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:iconficticiousanimation:
FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOPA literally means "Don't speak."

And PIPA literally means "blow job."
LOLOL! XD! Hey here's an idea (please excuse my language) The SOPA and PIPA dudes can blow it out their A*!
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:iconprincesskooh:
PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Agreed :lmao: A Big +Like from me if we could fave comments lol
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:icondoomman98:
DOOMMAN98 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
If both bills had past...this site would cease to exist and the whole country would be in jail...police state much?
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:iconpollythehottie411:
PollyTheHottie411 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If you go to prison, be careful not to drop the SOPA.
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Lol!XD
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
=)
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:iconpainofmetalhead:
painofmetalhead Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha....they know how to respond and against it creatively :)
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you really want to encourage this silliness?

OH HAI GUIZ, YOU KNOW HOW WE'LL STOP SOPA? WE'LL UPLOAD A BLANK BLACK IMAGE, AND SAY "LOLSOPADIDIT".

If you want to be treated seriously when you disapprove of a bill, treat the bill seriously. I don't see "a blank image with a link to wikipedia" as "serious", personally. Maybe if people created actual art to show their disapproval, sure. But they aren't. And don't say "not all people on DA can draw good art". The literature section of submissions has a category for editorials. I know, I've submitted things to it.
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:icon1998blue:
1998blue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I will help with this protest, thanks for being such a great leader!
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:iconsyspluck:
SYSPLUCK Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If only the community would rally like this to preserve the quality of deviantArt, as they have, their right to access to such a site.
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:iconsecuredot:
securedot Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now they all signed ACTA secretly.
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:iconteddiii:
Teddiii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Greek is my new favourite language!
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:iconblackicekitten:
BlackIceKitten Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Photographer
i love the Greek translations <3 lmaoooo :iconlove:
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:iconkarkooz:
karkooz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
HAHa Love your translation of SOPA and PIPA!

I have also seen people making fun of the fact that SOPA in Iraq means heater :/
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:iconthedevilsbreath:
TheDevilsBreath Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Writer
Now all we've got to do is worry about ACTA - the worldwide SOPA :lol:
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   General Artist
Apparently there is a far worse thing than SOPA and PIPA. It's ACTA which stands for Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

SPYED and everyone else who reads this should act upon stopping it now. [link]

:grump:
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:iconexchef123:
Exchef123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
So this SOPA thing is going to affect all of us Canadians too, isnt it. Also, funny post. lulz
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:iconcalleena:
calleena Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PIPA in Polish means vagina, we are giggling when they talk about Pippa Effect (Middleton) XD

but honestly, you've already signed ACTA... which is worse, and soon it will be voted, Europe is still fighting but it will be signed on thursday for sure, maybe it won't be voted through later, maybe

could you please provide us some information about what will be illegal in case it comes to force? I mean fanarts and fanfictions especially here.
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Really? No joking? Because THAT would be funny. Like really. Better than soup and Mafalda captions going on here on Latinamerica.
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:iconcalleena:
calleena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really XD
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:iconnotepadgirl:
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
:rofl:
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:iconminato-kushina:
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Angelo, I had the same reaction to SOPA and PIPA! :D They couldn't choose another name? XD

Or maybe someone Greek is behind all this! :ninja:

Χαιρετισμούς από Ελλάδα! :hug:
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:iconthelonemackerel:
TheLoneMackerel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What does ACTA mean, I wonder?
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   General Artist
Oh. Sorry, nevermind. >.>
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   General Artist
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. [link]
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:iconhersheystarlover:
HersheyStarLover Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ahaha the translations xD
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:iconmaashellee:
Maashellee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic Greek is epic =D
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:iconkillmariolovebowser:
KillMarioLoveBowser Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Writer
SO TRUE. D:<
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:iconshellshe:
Shellshe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I have yet to see someone encourage SOPA or PIPA. And I have yet to see anything like this. I never thought that people would try to take away a right that we have, and basically we are loosing our right to free speech.

We are a world of people, and none of us want this law. They can't ignore that.
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:iconmusical-tiger:
musical-tiger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
lol
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:iconraincoat-157:
Raincoat-157 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
H.R. 1981 is coming up and it's worse then sopa [link]
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:iconchirilas:
chirilas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
NICE haha (about the greek meanings of the bills)

i really hope they don't go through. if this starts happening then I really don't know what will happen to the Internet ...definitely won't remain the way we know it to be.
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:iconanimegirl300:
Animegirl300 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You could try getting a head start with ACTA :O
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:iconsagethethird:
sagethethird Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I think the purposely chose that name for SOPA so that the literal translation in Greek WOULD be "don't speak" as in they don't want US to speak. as in taking away our right to free speach....

they're dicks, through and through.
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:iconskycrawlers123:
SkyCrawlers123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
SOPA sucks guys
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:iconjennytheyugioh5dsfan:
JennytheYugioh5dsfan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LOL
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:iconragingsalamence:
RagingSalamence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
And in Portuguese PIPA means "kite".
And SOPA means "Soup".

:lol:
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:iconbillieblack:
BillieBlack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, in polish PIPA colloquially means vagina xD
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:iconvexcel:
Vexcel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao
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:iconchesiremimaplz:
chesiremimaplz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I seriously lol'd at the literal translations of the bills. :rofl:
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL the greek translations. Amusingly appropriate. :XD: That aside, one of the things I love about this community is how we all get together for a good cause. I love it! :D
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:iconjenepooh:
jenepooh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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