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SEMI-FRIENDS ONLY 
 50% friends locked and 50% public depending on the content! :D 
 
This journal contains: memes, discussions, fandom commentary, squee, unpopular fandom opinions (depending on the fandom), the occasional real life post, etc. 
 
Friends policy: I don't do instant add backs because I like to get to know my flist members before letting them come aboard my ship. So if you want to be added onto my friends list, send me a private message or comment below and we'll talk about anything you want. Don't be shy, I don't bite!  

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by vejibra at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by esciam at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by aglaiacallia at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012


U.S. Petition to prevent ACTA
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Originally posted by lk737 at U.S. Petition to prevent ACTA
Kosmonaunt on Tumblr just posted this link to the U.S. Petition to stop ACTA. Here is what was said about it:

Americans, this is a link to the White House petition to End ACTA and get the Obama Administration to withdraw its support! This petition needs 25,000 signatures by February 20, 2012! Please, Please take a minute to sign this petition!! I'm sure the more signatures we get, the greater chance the Obama Administration may listen to us.

Please pass this along!!

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/end-acta-and-protect-our-right-privacy-internet/MwfSVNBK?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

Please check it out and Retweet if you're on Twitter (hashtag #ActAgainstACTA). Here is the shortened link for Twitter -- http://t.co/suHDHx8K



Thank you to everyone on my flist and twitter for talking about this and making us so aware! You guys have really filled my flist with so much information! *massive hugs*

The fiasco continues
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Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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SOPA Boycott: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
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Originally posted by morgandawn at SOPA Boycott: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
They pulled both SOPA and PIPA, yah!

But...(and you knew there was going to be a but):
SOPA Defeat Is Not the End Of Hollywood's Ramped-Up Fight Against Piracy (Analysis)

This is what Hollywood is saying and what they are planning: push for more criminal federal and international enforcement, use the courts to get civil injunctive relief, and keeping rewriting the copyright laws in their favor. Remember the lawsuit against Youtube is still to be decided. Imagine Youtube being out out of business just like Megaupload (although Youtube is not even coming close to pulling some of the boneheaded Megaupload moves).

"SOPA protesters roundly cheered when DNS-blocking was taken out of the anti-piracy bills before Congress. But just because Congress won't explicitly approve such measures doesn't mean that they won't happen. In piracy cases going forward, Holllywood can ask sympathetic judges to grant such relief anyway."

Since I know we're in it for the long haul and that the efforts to silence speech in favor of corporate interests will continue, I plan to carry on with the SOPA Boycott in March.

Nor am I alone in coming to this conclusion:

"The MPAA studios hate us. They hate us with region locks and unskippable screens and encryption and criminalization of fair use. They see us as stupid eyeballs with wallets, and they are entitled to a constant stream of our money. They despise us, and they certainly don’t respect us.

Yet when we watch their movies, we support them....They use our support to buy these laws.

So maybe, instead of waiting for the MPAA’s next law and changing our Twitter avatars for a few days in protest, it would be more productive to significantly reduce or eliminate our support of the MPAA member companies starting today, and start supporting campaign finance reform.
More "On The Next SOPA."




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Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill
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Originally posted by nyxmidnight at Why SOPA is dangerous, an explanation of the bill
Why SOPA is dangerous
To Sum Up
SOPA:
  • Gives the government the right to unilaterally censor foreign websites.
  • Gives copyright holders the right to issue economic takedowns and bring lawsuits against website owners and operators, if those websites have features that make it possible to post infringing content. [A comment feature is enough.]
  • Makes it a felony offense to post a copyrighted song or video.

This bill turns us all into criminals. If it passes, then you either stop using the Internet, or you simply hope that you never end up in the crosshairs, because if you’re targeted, you will be destroyed by this bill. You don’t have to be a big, mean, nasty criminal — common Internet usage is effectively criminalized under this law. This bill will kill American innovation and development of the Internet, as it will become too risky to do anything of value. It is toxic and dangerous, and should not, under any circumstances, be supported.



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Happy New Years folks!
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I hope you all have an excellent 2012! :)

I'll do a proper new years post when I get my macbook pro up and running again. Thank God someone is seeing me tomorrow at the Apple store because I much prefer my own laptop to my dad's computer.

Anyways, hope to see you all in the new year.

話題の提供: Fantastic plastic
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I would only ever have plastic surgery for health needs. But for cosmetic needs? No thank you. I've seen enough women get breast implants and enough botched up plastic surgeries to put me off for life. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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I'd like to wish you all either a happy holiday or a very merry christmas in case I don't hear from any of you tomorrow. Be sure to eat your brussel sprouts! 

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... Why am I not allowed to reply to comments? 

Seriously LJ, how do you expect me to respond to excellent fic requests when I can't reply to comments? 

Seriously though guys, I am going to enjoy writing your fics. :) I just hope I can fulfill your requests on time. XD 

... Maybe I did something bad? I've been too busy with real life to cause any trouble on LJ. 

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