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Going against SOPA by whitty-boo Going against SOPA by whitty-boo
EDIT: GUYS! it's great to see people supporting this and stuff, but PLEASE don't credit me! I also reuploaded this from someone else (who got this from someone else) and I don't know who the creator is, if I find out I'll post a link back, but please don't fave this or thank me when you can thank the original artist!! I don't want to take credit for something I didn't make. (orz idk why im getting 500+ msgs from this why this doesn't make any sense!)


PIPA Info: [link]
SOPA Info: [link]
Video discussing impact of SOPA on internet gaming: [link]

If you need to understand SOPA: [link]

Please! Help stop this nonsense!! DEVIANTART NEEDS FREEDOM OF SPEECH, AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Art cannot survive without freedom of expression!!
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:iconargemirogarcia:
argemirogarcia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
To the people who speaks Portuguese, you may read this (As pessoas que falam português podem ler isto):

pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Onl…
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:iconadventure-cat:
Adventure-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
the UN has jurisdiction of the whole net now...the censorship nazi's are about to execute an "Order 66" on free speech!!
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:iconadros-valon:
Adros-Valon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconcheatmaster123:
cheatmaster123 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This time SOPA hunted down isoHunt!
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i translated this into romanian: [link]
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:iconyoung-m:
Young-M Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
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:iconandecaya:
Andecaya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uploaded
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:iconrolandallen:
rolandallen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Reuploaded: [link]
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:iconxxsumrandomguyxx:
XxSumRaNdOmGuYxX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Posting a deviation is not enough! The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late. [link]
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:iconsmoking-giraffe:
smoking-giraffe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Reposted here: [link]

Let's stop this thing together
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:iconmonstee:
monstee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Reuploaded
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:iconagatathinkyborsky:
AgataThinkyborsky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
reuploaded.
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:iconmafatheottsel:
MafaTheOttsel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I have reuploaded into my gallery...and thats it.
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:iconneko-miyuki:
Neko-Miyuki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reup' to my gallery !
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:icongooeygarth:
GooeyGarth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This ranges below a one day boycott and only just above that stupid bra colour shit on the effective scale.

No, wait.

I'm totally sure congress is just as annoyed as I am that this will occasionally show up on the front page of a website they will never visit.
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:iconpandorexrequiem:
PandorExRequiem Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reuploaded.
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:iconhachimenroppi-kun:
Hachimenroppi-kun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
re-uploaded:[link]
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:iconmetalartist2:
metalartist2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Damn Congress. It's bad enough we have to worry about the creativity in schools in danger now on the internet. I mean they need a life. Stupid SOPA and PIPA. What a dumb name.
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:iconseanrobertcook:
SeanRobertCook Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
We certainly have to stand together on this.
Great work.
Re-Uploaded here - [link]
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:iconmallardswoodspice:
mallardswoodspice Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Re-uploaded here: [link]
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:iconjohnson38:
Johnson38 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Done mate
I still cant believe there doing this, i am outraged mate
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:iconstellavd:
StellaVD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
re up-loaded it :)
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Reposted :)
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:iconwood-angel:
wood-angel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Reposted. I can only imagion all the fanart and fanfictions pages that will be shut down if this passses through. Not to mention everything else like Reddit and Wikipedia. :X


STOP SOPA AND PIPA. WE AS HUMANS HAVE THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF SPEACH AND EXPERSSION NO MATTER IN WHAT FORM IT COMES !!!!!
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:iconthegimpfreak94:
TheGIMPfreak94 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reposted... nothing against americans, but ur politicans are damn idiots :/
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:iconundercoverkadaj:
UndercoverKadaj Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
REPOSTED LIKE A BOSS! STOP SOPA AND PIPA!!!!
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:iconameymoo:
Ameymoo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG So reposting! This has got me furious.
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:iconhugsbugs:
hugsbugs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I reposted this too.
[link]
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:iconflowers10184:
Flowers10184 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Reposted

[link]
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:iconstateofd-e-b:
StateOfD-E-B Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Obama is on our side! He wants to stop this bill too. So i'm not as worried anymore that this bill will get passed into a law. But i'm still against it, and hope this abomination gets vetoed at the next senate meeting on the 24th of January.
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:iconshaebuttah:
ShaeButtah Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I reposted it.
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:iconduberdurm:
duberdurm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
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:iconfireflerabbit5:
FirefleRabbit5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.... I've heard that the government wants to censor the internet. Is there a particular reason to know why EVERYTHING must be censored?
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:iconlimey-boy:
Limey-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Because they want control and to make money. Simples.
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:iconfireflerabbit5:
FirefleRabbit5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... that makes all sense...
I hate the government.... >_>
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:iconkameiko:
kameiko Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
don't let Sopa and Pipa win!

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Invader Zim Hates Sopa and Pipa [link]
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TheDarkLittleBunnY Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Today on PT class I wrote a text about it...I was really surprise how many people knew about this... (just one, and it was me...)
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:iconryouba-blue:
Ryouba-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
TO WAR!!!!!

[link]

Reuploaded
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:iconryouba-blue:
Ryouba-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Its still on going TAT what can we doo!!! *has signed petitions like crazY*
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:iconnicoleprince:
NicolePrince Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Writer
reupped here ---------> [link]
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:iconladytime11:
LadyTime11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
re-uploaded here: [link]
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:iconchelseacherryblossom:
ChelseaCherryblossom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Re-uploadet here [link]
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:iconautobubbs:
AutoBubbs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Deviants Unite! Our right to freedom of expression should take precident over protecting profits of the entertainment industry!

I've signed the petition, posted on here and facebook, the next step is a Letter to the Local paper and possibly spamming the mainboxes for my state Representatives.

That one might take longer... apparently telling them I didn't vote for them and never trusted them isn't a good way to persuade them to protect my rights.
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MattiiBloo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reposted. <3 [link]
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:iconplokia66:
Plokia66 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] <- This petition is aimed at stopping SOPA/PIPA, please sign and spread the word!
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:iconrajneet:
Rajneet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Re-uploaded it > [link]
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:iconyasuki-konno:
Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Re-Uploaded.
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:iconcarolinsajur:
CarolinSajur Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Maduc: "You're telling people to re-upload this...on a site for original art..." As far as I've undesrtood, yet I can be mistaken, If SOPA/PIPA twin bill pasess, there will be a significantly smaller amount of "orginal art", beside all the Fanart created also the artist's who work for companies ( comics, animations) Won't be alloved to share their work on a site that has the potential of being spread and downloaded freely. Aside from that as I see it, anybody could be charged whit stealing an idea or consept. It would be a so called "copyright shitstorm" all around. But that's just my humble oppinion. Excuse the spam :)
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MangaTips-Com Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
StOPA
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:iconrussiandoughnut:
Russiandoughnut Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This Government is greatly disappointing me by its decisions lately. I heard about this and eventually, when I was on Wikipedia, I decided to look at the bill on the Government's website and it seems pretty bad in a very blatant way.

"(a) Commencement of an Action-
(1) IN PERSONAM- The Attorney General may commence an in personam action against--
(A) a registrant of a nondomestic domain name used by an Internet site dedicated to infringing activities; or
(B) an owner or operator of an Internet site dedicated to infringing activities accessed through a nondomestic domain name.
(2) IN REM- If through due diligence the Attorney General is unable to find a person described in subparagraphs (A) or (B) of paragraph (1), or no such person found has an address within a judicial district of the United States, the Attorney General may commence an in rem action against a nondomestic domain name used by an Internet site dedicated to infringing activities."

How does this Government feel it has the legitimacy to start personally creating laws governing peoples' actions outside its jurisdiction? Yes, I understand that this is the USA's foreign policy. But, despite personal beliefs as to whether the contents of the bill are good or bad, this government is clearly overstepping its bounds, unless I have missed something. The people over borders from us are not under the control of this Government, they have no say in the vote that brings it to power, and so this Government cannot be justified in dictating how people under other Governments conduct their activity, regardless of if that foreign activity is moral or not. I understand that this Government is claiming to protect its own people (or entities) against foreigners' actions , but it just cannot dictate its laws like this. And I do understand that the internet is a global device, however the people who use it do not exist in a global state run by the USA.

Then I read this, explaining how this would be enforced:

Here are the requirements for action to be taken:

2(7) the term `Internet site dedicated to infringing activities' means an Internet site that--
(A) has no significant use other than engaging in, enabling, or facilitating the--
(i) reproduction, distribution, or public performance of copyrighted works, in complete or substantially complete form, in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement under section 501 of title 17, United States Code;
(ii) violation of section 1201 of title 17, United States Code; or
(iii) sale, distribution, or promotion of goods, services, or materials bearing a counterfeit mark, as that term is defined in section 34(d) of the Lanham Act; or
(B) is designed, operated, or marketed by its operator or persons operating in concert with the operator, and facts or circumstances suggest is used, primarily as a means for engaging in, enabling, or facilitating the activities described under clauses (i), (ii), or (iii) of subparagraph (A);

(B) the Internet site--
(i) conducts business directed to residents of the United States; and
(ii) harms holders of United States intellectual property rights.
(2) DETERMINATION BY THE COURT- For purposes of determining whether an Internet site conducts business directed to residents of the United States under paragraph (1)(B)(i), a court may consider, among other indicia, whether--
(A) the Internet site is providing goods or services described in section 2(7) to users located in the United States;
(B) there is evidence that the Internet site is not intended to provide--
(i) such goods and services to users located in the United States;
(ii) access to such goods and services to users located in the United States; and
(iii) delivery of such goods and services to users located in the United States;
(C) the Internet site has reasonable measures in place to prevent such goods and services from being accessed from or delivered to the United States;
(D) the Internet site offers services obtained in the United States; and
(E) any prices for goods and services are indicated in the currency of the United States.

The bill states that not only the Attorney General, but also a Rights Holder itself can go directly to The Court (which will consider qualities of the web site as stated above) to issue a Court Order against a given website. It may be unnerving that either of the two parties have a tremendous amount of power to shut down websites, so long as they can prove to the Court that the website in question is dedicated to "infringing activities". That concern, however, comes down to how much power a creator has over every bit of his creation after it has been distributed (assuming it was not just out and right stolen from the creator before it was released).

What is of greater concern are what I would call secondary parties involved, including "Financial Transaction Providers", "Internet Providing Services" and "Information Location Tools". Each of those also has to cut its interactions with the primary website. I am not making this up. You can read it yourself. It will literally be illegal for an external party to advertise to the website in question and it will literally be illegal for a search engine to link to that site.

These later points bother me greatly, especially when combined with the great amount of power given to either the Attorney General, and crucially the Rights Holder, in these matters. With this bill, they are given an unsettling amount of control not only over the creation in question and not only over those websites that exercise power over the Right Holders' creations. Those two facts are on one level and seem slightly reasonable, although, this would not just be an individual v. individual argument. Entire sites would be shut down because of one person's decision as opposed to taking down individual creations (such as we see on youtube when certain videos disappear in place of youtube itself being temporarily shut down).

But again, that is one level. The bill then moves to an entirely new level because now the Attorney General or Rights Holder is granted power over unrelated websites. They control where these sites can advertise (although, if a given site is shut down, it is implied no advertisements could be on it) and what they can advertise.

Thus, I, the Rights Holder use justified rights to my work to control rights to your work.

And the implications do not stop at that hypocrisy. Could not this Government agent or a certain large corporation unequally favor certain websites as opposed to others, arguing that, for instance, you must favor us in the advertising on your site or we will scrutinize you much more harshly with regards to how well you manage to keep piracy down? Or, if I am a corporation, I may want to attack another entity by limiting their income through advertising because, through no fault of their own, they advertise on or get advertisements from a now illegal website which can no longer be a subject of advertisement, and therefore income. Finally, and this is the obvious, this Government can easily get away with indirectly targeting and censorship of websites through advertisement and search engine control, under the excuse of preventing piracy. What ever the case, the interested parties are now given greater power over the internet.

I have not written much about the moral issues concerning the use of someone else's creation, how much control he or she should have after it is distributed, the differentiation between small artists and corporations such as Microsoft, etc, because I find far greater problems with this bill.

In short, as I explained above, I feel that the Government of the USA is granting itself more power than it should as well as granting interested parties greater power over the internet than they should have. Yes it is true that these targeted sites can argue against a claim and are not taken down temporarily. Yes there is a court involved and not just one man or corporation lording over the internet. And Yes, you can argue that certain things in our world are more important than what happens on the net, but that is all besides the point and I do not believe we are over reacting.

And to end, I am not a legal expert and I may have misinterpreted what was published as the bill, but I did my best and have not intentionally falsified or skewed any information. If so I apologize, it is only due to my desire to use the readily available primary source in my argument.

To read the bill yourself, go to the THOMAS government database and search for S.968 or "Protect IP" or something else to link to the PIPA act. I don't know what the equivalent House Bill is and I believe there will need to be one before a bill is passed to the President (I would guess he would veto it in order to get re-elected any way even if the Senate then re-vetoed him back)
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