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Do you like DeviantART? How about YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and much more?

Then SOPA and PIPA have the power to effect you drastically. These bills will take away your freedom to use the internet and go to the websites you love.

As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will not be online.

This applies to everyone! Share this message as much as you can and don't allow your freedoms to be stolen away.

These bills are not dead. Even gigantic websites like Wikipedia and Tumblr are taking part. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't take part; this movement needs you.

Like TimberClipse said...

"A number of people are asking why this is important. It is first off important to remember that one of the reasons I am sharing this on deviantART is dA is one of the websites that SOPA could seriously hurt. As is YouTube. Facebook. Wikipedia. Basically, you name it...
Then there is also the why the hell does logging in do anything? Well quite simply, it shows your support in stopping SOPA. One person does it, no one notices. But if millions upon millions do it, it is noticed both online by websites, as well as in Congress, and then worldwide. With websites like Wikipedia, who get 25 million hits a day, this is a pretty big deal."


You can find all of his article here: timberclipse.deviantart.com/jo…

Keep faving and commenting on the journals about this! Join the movement and spread the word as far as you can!

And finally, on January 19th after the protest, the results of our contest along with information on the next round will be announced.
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Universal-Stardust Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope it does not pass
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   General Artist
Please go here to contact your state representative and tell them that you don't want SOPA or PIPA: [link]

That link is straight from Wikipedia. :nod: They make it very easy to contact them, it'll only take a few minutes.

It's also good to spread this video about the shadows behind SOPA. [link]
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Universal-Stardust Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I already did both my state senators and the representatives!
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   General Artist
:hug: Thank you!

Unfortunately, we have another one to deal with as well. It's called ACTA. [link]
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Universal-Stardust Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OK I will look into it
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   General Artist
This is another one people need to be aware of: [link]
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Universal-Stardust Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OK thanks
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SkullKatzXChibiVamp Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you for posting. The people of d.a. need to know about this.
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   General Artist
Please this set up of Wikipedia's to contact your state representative: [link]

It's very easy to do and it's a big step in the right direction!
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Phlooz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Oops... o.o
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