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Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 16, 2011, 6:41 PM


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. 

I personally have found information at the EFF and at Public Knowledge to be very helpful in understanding what is at stake.

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UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Google. 


spyed sense:


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

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:iconfilgee:
FilGee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
@plushtoy2000
I think you need your meds mate. Although very funny to read your comment made me think you had tourettes or something :)

Anyway!
This Bill will probably take away most of my favourite websites and web communitys. I understand that there's a massive amount of copyright infringments online but this is'nt the way to deal with it. No matter what new laws or changes they make people will always find a way around it. First there was Netpumper, Then Bittorrent then Rapidshare. People will find another way. I noticed today that "Filesonic" has implemented a
"You can Only Download It If You Uploaded It" Policy which although is a way of attempting to stop casual filesharing could also mark the beginning of Internet Censoring and takedowns. You and I
(The U.K and The U.S.A) live in a democratic society. We are Not China and we are not Communists.
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kadmiel-Dyne Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Not to mention they do not have the power to do this under the constitution. And according to the Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
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ViceralKismet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Wow, way to be wishy washy and noncommittal. The better thing would be to have no comment at all and save yourself some of your community's ire.
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enmas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No, the community does NOT think it's "probably a bad idea".

We think it's about the WORST idea we've ever heard, and it'd be pretty nice if the so-called representative of all of our voices did a little better job of responding to the collective outcry of anger made by our community than the extremely passive "probably a bad idea".

It makes us seem like the geeky, quiet kid in the back of the group murmuring "Hey, hey guys, I don't think this is the best idea" before his friends do something f****** stupid! A a whole, the dA community has come out against this legislation in a huge force! We're not that quiet sad one in the back, we're the loudest of them all, charging into action and doing something to stop these bulls*** bills! And if you're going to presume to be our leader and representative, maybe think about reflecting some of the passion expressed by those you represent, or just go ahead and give the job to someone else, huh?
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
I second that.
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:icondragongod957:
Dragongod957 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They better not take away my FFN. If they do, I will be pissed. And let's assume that I am the extreme opposite of a pacifist.
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RobinRings Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your kidding.
Gee, I was totally looking forward to that bill being passed. But it's probably bad so....
/sarcasm
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SCT-GRAPHICS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
It is far beyond being probably a BAD Idea. To take away freedom in such a way is borderline, if not full blown communistic.
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea."

Eh... ... No. We All think its a hoprrible idea
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plushtoy2000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Actually, no. We all think it's a downright shitty idea! I mean, who the hell even came up with it in the first place?! And btw, that was a rhetorical question, so nobody reply to this and say something stupid like, "Congress, you dumbass," because if you do, I will come after you and so help me, I'll **** your *** so that it will have to ******* and ******* eat your *** or maybe your **** and then you'll have to **** sideways! Or write something equally mean as a reply to any reply to this. See ya!
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:iconmorphoadonis:
MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Are you twelve?
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:iconplushtoy2000:
plushtoy2000 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
No. Are you?
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:iconbearapod:
bearapod Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think he is a moron
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:iconmorphoadonis:
MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The two are certainly not mutually exclusive. ;)
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owloftheleaves Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Don't kill DeviantArt. I think I'd die.
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:iconmovieword:
movieword Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yep! DeviantArt is back on track! Ring-A-Ding-Ding!
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:iconvenom129:
venom129 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
im against this bill it will ruin the internet
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:iconepicdaughterofhecate:
AHHH!!! *runs around freaking out* NO, NO, NOOOOO THIS CAN'T HAPPENNNNN I WILL DIE WITHOUT FANFICTION.NET AND EPUBBUD.COM!!!!!! *curls up and starts to cry*
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:iconladiesman11:
LadiesMan11 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Artist
NOOO!!!
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:icongeneral-bunnymanson:
General-BunnyManson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm a good person, a normal citizen... I dont want to lose my rights with this SOPA...
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Billy101456 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
So a simple proxy server out of the country will defeat it?
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:iconmovieword:
movieword Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Something's happening: WE'RE IN BIG TROUBLE!
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:icontrainguy101:
trainguy101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
leave the ****** internet alone! we have our rights to this stuff! im leaving the US and moving to canada if it passes.

free the web!
free the web!
free the web!
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Calicocreme Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure SOPA is worldwide. Waaaah!
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:icontrainguy101:
trainguy101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
start the chant with me:

free the web!
free the web!
free the web!
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:iconepicdaughterofhecate:
Free the web!!!!
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:iconpoppinkim:
poppinKim Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Artist
I HATE SOPA!!! When I was looking on what web services were opposing SOPA, I saw deviantART and I was so MAD!!!!
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:iconthomasms:
thomasms Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you even know what 'opposing' means?
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:iconpoppinkim:
poppinKim Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Artist
yes, it means the opposite, like competition with another of opposite.
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:iconthomasms:
thomasms Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! Now read you previous comment again. [link]
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:iconjmart-art:
jmart-art Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Opposing it makes you mad?......I don't get it??
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:iconlady-koisuki:
Lady-Koisuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
America: WHAT?!

Sealand: BUT WE NEED THE INTERNET!

Me+Sealand: SAY NO TO PIPA! SAY NO TO SOPA! WE NEED THE INTERNET!

Me: I need my precious games and anime!

Sealand: SAME!
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Japan: DOES THIS MEAN NO MORE KITTY VIDEOS?!?!?!


Greece: *DIES*


(lolno)
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:icontchannekoi:
tchannekoi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XD thank you two, that made my Hetalia-night! XD *gives cookies*
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:iconvexcel:
Vexcel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
After this comment I decided to make this XD: [link]
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Dragongod957 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The American government can't do this for two reasons. The first being that it is unconstitutional in the fact that it will limit our right of free speech on the internet. The second reason is that we won't fucking let them! The government derives their power from the consent of the governed, us! We give the politicians the power to run the states and country and to make laws so we everyday citizens don't have to put up with the hassle. We give them the power to control what happens by doing nothing. We can just as easily take away their power and boot every one of them out of the country. They don't control us! We control them! If they sign that bill there is little to stop us from marching on D.C. and ripping that bill to shreds, rendering it void.

At this point some people might see a major hole in that simple plan. The American military. Each serving Sailor, Soldier, and Airman signed a contract to serve and protect their high-rankers, and the government. The government could bring the military to arms to protect themselves. They may or may not order the soldiers to fire on civilians. There are major problems if they do. If the government orders them to open fire... well isn't it true that the soldiers could just as easily turn their weapons on the ones that gave them the order to commit a henious crime? Plus if the government orders them to open fire and the soldiers comply, then they just signed their own death warrant. Not only will they have the rest of america after their hides, but the rest of the world will be hounding them as well.

It is one of, if not the most, serious crime for any member of the government or military to open fire on an unarmed civilian. Every country will turn on America the moment the order is given. Countries like Russia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, China, even countries like Pakistan, North and South Korea, Vietnam, Afganistan, and Cuba will all start hunting down what is left of the American government.

If events continue on like that, then the signing of this bill could very well be the beginning of the apocalypse.
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Calicocreme Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I read this and now my eyes are on the floor.  >:3
But seriously, I agree!!
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:iconlolly:
lolly Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
The US govt does a lot of things that are directly opposed to the constitution. And they will again.
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:iconepicdaughterofhecate:
...wow. That was deep, man.
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CybertronikPony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is outrage at the very least. More like a golden ticket for Congress to tyranny over the Internet, that's what it is. I can't wait for Election Day to come around again...
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empressofshadow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconshockplz: :nuu:

NOOOO!!!

These bills CANNOT be passed! I can see why people have said that the world is ending! If I cannot access the internet after Jan. I'm moving to ENGLAND. Despite the food poisoning.

OHjustnoo~ :iconruncryplz:
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Darkdingo20 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Sopa and Pipa would effect England as well.
It would effect every country, since it's the world wide web we use.
And the fact is, America pretty much runs most of the world.. Or at least like to think so.
I8
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empressofshadow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
.__.

That's it.

If it's passed, I'm committing suicide.
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:iconkushamisaru:
kushamisaru Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry but this comment kind of pissed me off.

SOPA is bad, but it's not worth killing yourself over. Don't say stuff like that.

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Darkdingo20 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
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b1gd4ddi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconzorakas:
Zorakas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
STOP SOPA AND PIPA!!!! DX
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AskMintyandFluffy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Minty: Please don't let the bill pass....pleaseeee
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UncleDrewMeister Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Even though I do agree piracy is an issue to some extent (But honestly, $11 bucks for a new CD? fuck that) I feel like SOPA and PIPA will not solve those issues at all and render the internet as some useless piece of shit.

Another thing I would like to point out is that, more than likely that this does violate the U.S. Constitution's first amendment, if they pass this then honestly it only proves how retarded the people in the house of representatives and the senators are. And since this is a bill that affects people world wide it's an even bigger issue than it is before and that will only make the rest of the world hate us anymore. It's one thing to be selfish but it's another thing to be a massive dick about what is on the internet.
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Im-a-Barnicle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also: Sign the damn PETITION! [link] < google petition
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