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1.) My simple explanation of SOPA:
Brenda Benson brings a burned CD to school one day because she wants to share the music with her friends. The teacher says she must use her own discretion because sometimes the school board doesn't like that she can bring in music without permission. One day the school board finds out that she brought music in to share and they punish her and ask the teacher to crack down more on his students.
Brenda Benson brings a burned CD to school one day because she wants to share the music with her friends. The teacher says she must use her own discretion because sometimes the school board doesn't like that she can
PE Feedback: ...But I don't know what to say?Critiques: What to say when you don't know what to sayPE Feedback: ...But I don't know what to say?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
All of us have heard about feedback events during our time on deviantArt. Many of us have participated in them, while others have declined to do so for various reasons. Some of these reasons include fear of receiving critique on one's own work, fear of being attacked for critiquing someone's work, fear of not knowing what to say, and feeling inadequate to critique a deviation from someone who is perhaps more skilled than we are--especially if the deviation is created using a medium to which we are unaccustomed.
We especially want to focus on this last reason.
Here is a conversation that we had recently in a dA chat room (names have been changed):
Us: We are planning a cross-medium, dA-wide critique event for Project Educate!! Will you participate?
DeviantX: Hmm. I don't know.
Us: Why not?
DeviantX: I'm a photo
PAFFTW! Just read...First of all: VERY IMPORTANT!!! ----PAFFTW! Just read...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are now two petions, and I beleive these are quite legitimate ones, but don't take my word for it! -
See for yourself:
H.M Goverment: https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20914
I had a thought yesterday while my friend was round and we were discussing SOPA/PIPA/ACTA.
I said to her:
"You know, what we need, it a sort of counter law" - I.E; one that project the creative right of artist/fan in their tribute works, but doesn't effect copyright...
Later that evening, as I laid awake in bed, it came to me...
Protect Act For Fanatics Tribute Works: PAFFTW!
Ok, I don't know how politics work; hell, I live in a Kingdom that is half democratic! (UK)
But I know that America is a democracy and, unless I'm wrong, I believe the people can create a voter's sponsed initiative (?) which, I believe is a bill which is put forward by the people an