ACTASOPA / PIPA has been shelved.ACTA4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But now there's ACTA to worry about. Goodgamecountries~
Five facts (that I got off from Tumblr orz) :
1. ACTA isn't the "European" SOPA. It's nearly GLOBAL, and will apply to every country that signs the treaty.
2. ACTA is far more aggressive. ACTA will not simply affect websites and have them blocked out of the internet - its measures go as far as surveillance of anything you share through private channels.
3. ACTA doesn't have a campaign against it that is as wide-spread and organized as the SOPA one. This is DANGEROUS, as there's less time between now and the final signing of ACTA.
4. ACTA has effects on healthcare, trade, and even tourism.
5. ACTA has to be stopped.
Are You F***ing Kidding Me?!http://2012indyinfo.com/2012/03/04/us-congress-passes-authoritarian-anti-protest-law/Are You F***ing Kidding Me?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They made protests a criminal offense now?! For the love of god, someone get rid of those paranoid, power-hungry bastards otherwise there's going to be a revolution!
Oh oh, and get this, they even made it to where even if someone simply says 'boo!' during a speech, they could get locked up as well!
Edit: Just to add my two cents without commenting on this, but it seems like the 'Land of the Free' is becoming the 'Land of the Trapped'.
Day 166 - ATTENTION PORTUGUESE PEOPLE!Lately, portuguese people have been ignoring most things that have beem going on arround the world.Day 166 - ATTENTION PORTUGUESE PEOPLE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to the current economical situation here, most people have payed little attention to ACTA, SOPA and all of this. They say "Hey! As long as we still have facebook, they can do whatever they can". The few that have payed attention, have been worried on what is happening outside, with the United State's growing levels of Repression, not only in matters of Internet Censiorship, but also in personal and intelectual censorship:
ACTA - All have heard on it
H.R 3261 - Recording every online movement...under the cloak of hunting Child Pornography
T.P.P - Pacific version of ACTA
The America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) - Designed to force independent inventors to sell their inventions to big corporations, plus, most people don't realize there was a clause added to the America Invents Act back in September 15, 2011 which granted t
LIWISI Act. Learn it, Write it, Send it.Although I normally don't talk to anyone other then my watchers this time I am talking to the world.LIWISI Act. Learn it, Write it, Send it.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In light of the recent acts of SOPA, PIPA, ANDD, and the ACTA laws/bills, the time has come to not only show ourselves and our opinions to the world but to speak them as well. After tomorrow the ACTA document will pass in the UK. Once that happens anyone caught crossing the border with music, movies, TV shows, or any kind of possibly pirated material on their MP3 Player, Iphone or Laptop can be arrested. Even if you just jail broke your Iphone you could be put in jail for up to five years. Videos on Youtube will be removed as well as accounts and the people all across Ireland and the United Kingdoms will be put in jail. And they're not taking into consideration that some of these supposed 'pirates' are college students and children. Children that might not even be aware they committed a crime by having a friend
Fewer Choices, Higher PricesVerizon Wireless and the nation’s largest cable companies including Comcast and Time Warner have inked a deal to come together and sell each other’s products and services.Fewer Choices, Higher Prices3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If the deal between Verizon Wireless and large cable companies goes through, it will end up costing much more than the price of your cable bill.
The lack of cable competition will send your cable and Internet rates up, but the hidden costs will be even bigger. With no competition, we’ll lose the freedom to choose between providers. And with no incentive to keep up with improvements, communities will lose the chance to connect to a high-speed future.
Pressure from concerned people like you has already forced Verizon and the cable companies to disclose details of a deal it was trying to push through in secret. In spite of those initial successes, the deal is still moving forward. We need to make sure our voices continue to be heard until we can stop it completely.
Visit the FCC’s comment pag
Is your phone giving your info to a foreign gov't?Prepare to be shocked by the next step information technology corporations are taking... Cell phone companies want to sell our user data to potentially hostile foreign governments! It's common practice of the police and U.S. government to ask for a person's user data if they are believed to have committed a crime. This helps put rapists and murderers in prison. The problem is, the U.S. government has become more and more prone to asking cell phone companies for user data to get information on activists whose opinions they don't approve of... and shut them down.Is your phone giving your info to a foreign gov't?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now hostile foreign governments are asking cell phone companies to do the same for them.
It is critical that we prevent this! Please sign: https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/vodafone-it-s-time-to-come-clean-
We must take the time to do this, in order to protect the rights of those activists who struggle to make the world a better place. Giving the U.S. government data of random people who have never been accused of a crime is bad
We've made progress... Keep forging ahead!Great news! CISPA has been greatly amended, and now includes provisions to protect freedom of information, including keeping data in the hands of civilians rather than the NSA. However, it's not perfect. Demand Progress is urging freedom of information activists to join in sending this letter to your Senators, urging them to oppose the bill but support the privacy-protecting amendments. Please click here to add your name: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_senate/?akid=1436.1973783.jfa2cAWe've made progress... Keep forging ahead!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Redistribute this video!My friends and fellow concerned human beings, I would like to ask you to widely redistribute this particularly disturbing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2ra0HwSbQ It demonstrates, by showing various sources for proof, that President Obama supports and works in tandem with the RIAA - the very organization that has encouraged Internet Service Providers to take the judicial system into their own hands, and strip the world's freedom of information! Thank you, Steph-Team for providing me with the link - this video says it all.Redistribute this video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also encourage everybody reading this to sign this smaller petition to the RIAA directly: https://www.change.org/petitions/riaa-and-the-obama-administration-stop-isps-from-launching-a-massive-copyright-spying-scheme-this-july-12th# Thanks Xarti for this link
SOPA must die!okay, so how many of you have heard of SOPA? i hope that at least some of you have. Sopa is a bill that threatens to shut down any website that uses copyright, including Wikipeadia (which is being shut off tomarrow to protest SOPA), YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google, even deviantART AND FANFICTION.NET! For those of you living in the United States, it would basicly revoc your freedom of speech. It would mean NO MORE FANART,FAN COMICS, FANFICS, OR FAN ANYTHING!!!! those of you that love to read manga, but are kind of broke, yes, I'm talking about you, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO READ MANGA ON THE INTERNET!!!! . . . if it gets passed.SOPA must die!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know many deviants that do fanart, i do fanart, and i'm as sure as school is a cruel and unusual form of torture that you know deviants who write and draw fandoms too. Many people learn how to draw and write well from drawing their favorite charactors and writing about them. I also joined devi
IT IS TIMEFrom:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbDntz8a1Ds&feature=relatedIT IS TIME4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You will soon be watched, every millimeter you move, you will soon be watched, you are an ant in an ant farm, easy to squash and manipulate at the whim of the Rockefellers and other similar Dictators. You will soon be watched as if you are nothing. They would have us believe that there are threats to us. There is no threat, there is only the Dictators and the Corporations, some of which overlap closely. Speed up the construction of the Resistance, everyone, (http://guardian54.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4nes2o), before we are crunched underfoot forever.
They will implant kill devices inside our chips, to silence rebellions before they can begin and to kill us for sport whenever they like it. The Rockefeller kids, the Dictators AND Corporations rolled into one, will grow up playing the game "point and die" through their drone cameras and control grid. DO NOT LET THESE MONSTERS GROW UP, DESTROY THEM. Our response is forced exc
Internet Service Provider 'Six Strikes'That legal technicality that inspired the founding of KeepInformationFree... the fact that corporations, being independent of congress, have every legal right to impede your First and Sixth Amendment rights; to decide you are guilty of a crime without any kind of trial or legal proceeding... well, they're at it again!Internet Service Provider 'Six Strikes'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They have found a legal way to monopolize by carrying each others' products. They want to cut us off from an information service which we rightfully pay for because they decide we are guilty of a crime, independent of any judge and jury. And the scary part is... there's no law against this. Please sign this letter asking major ISPs not to implement this agreement: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/six_strikes/?akid=1657.1899920.TD9xKR
Important Facts About Copyright LawFor those of you who have ever tried to read copyright law, you know exactly how frustrating it is... but as an independent inventor, I am unfortunately stuck dealing with copyright and patent law frequently. Since it is now relevant to the destruction of freedom of information - a basic human right which people like Alfred Vail, Antonio Meucci, Nikola Tesla, and William Shockley fought for years to make practical - I think it is important I underline some important principles and facts of copyright law in such a way that the average person understands what, exactly, they are being threatened with and how to defend themselves. This information is completely free, as it should be... Feel free to re-post it anywhere you like if you consider it important knowledge.Important Facts About Copyright Law3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: In the following text, "public domain" refers to anywhere intended for access by the general public, including the Internet. If a copyrighted work is "released to the public domain" it means that the copyright holder has
The War on Terror - Time to Stop Pretending. Four Americans, among them our ambassador, are murdered by Islamists and the government lies about the reason they were killed by the terrorists; one year later, not a single suspect has been arrested…The War on Terror - Time to Stop Pretending.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Al Jazeera is being sent into forty-eight million American households, my own included…
The Million Muslim March invaded the nation's capitol today, demanding that Muslims not be blamed for Muslim terrorist attacks…
The president is demanding the American military fight for al-Qaeda in the Syrian civil war…
Muslim women are going to court suing (and winning) for the right to wear their foreign head coverings on the job, despite established workplace rules and the fact they scare off customers…
The act of a jihadist screaming "Allahu Akbar!" while murdering his fellow soldiers is called "workplace violence" instead of terrorism…
A man named Barack Hussein Obama, who was rai
Stop the Extradition of Richard O'DwyerAnother petition to stop the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/odwyer/?akid=1423.1973783.4mTTZE&rd=1&t=5 This is a British university student who created a search engine which inadvertently linked users to pirated material. Because of this, the MPAA wants to extradite O'Dwyer to the United States, try him in a U.S. court, and charge him with U.S. crimes. How far will this go? I, Steamstrike, am originally from the Netherlands, where material that's considered "pirated" in America is perfectly legal for us to download! Would they extradite my Dutch relatives for following our own country's laws instead of America's?Stop the Extradition of Richard O'Dwyer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Write complaints to corporations supporting CISPA!Fellow concerned citizens; courtesy of Zenoxen I have obtained a list of 800 companies and corporations supporting CISPA: http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/cispa-supporters-list-800-companies-that-could-help-uncle-sam-snag-your-data/ Many of these are companies which we've all heard of: Hasbro, John Deere, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola. These are companies with millions if not billions of customers, who rely on the stock market - and by extension, public relations.Write complaints to corporations supporting CISPA!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For this reason, I believe that now is a great time to coordinate an outreach to corporations based on public relations.
During the final week of April, I would like everybody who is capable to write a letter of protest to AT&T, Comcast, and/or Verizon. Their contact information can be found here: http://keepinformationfree.deviantart.com/journal/List-of-contact-information-for-ISPs-291099581
If millions of people do this, they will potentially be forced to back down to maintain their public relations.
I will be contacting Dema
Callling UK People: PROBLEM!!!Ok, I will break this down easily -Callling UK People: PROBLEM!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I recieved an email about a week or so, ago, from a website called 'Acess Now', where I signed a petition again ACTA.
The email was called: 'We won again!' -
It was speaking of how all our hard work petitioning had payed off (I would post the whole thing up here, but I have a feeling that no one's going to read through the whole thing. So, if any one wants to, I'll post it up here, just let me know in the comments secetion.)
However, I just looked on the BBC news website and found an artical:
'Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws' -
Yes, you heard!
It bascially talks about a what we have been fighting against!
The beginning of the artical says:
'The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.'
Here is a few paragraphes from it:
Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on d
ACTA - Time to ACT, Time to WIN!!CALLING ALL ANI-ACTAIST!! (See how I puned there? )ACTA - Time to ACT, Time to WIN!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just recieved an e-mail from the Avaaz team;
~"In days, the European Commission will try a last ditch attempt to revive ACTA. But if we intervene now this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse.
We are so close to winning -- our 2.4 million strong petition has stunned politicians across Europe and halted the censors. Now the European Commission is on the back foot and hoping the Court of Justice will give ACTA the greenlight by presenting a very narrow legal question that is sure to receive a positive answer.
But if we all raise our voices now we can ensure the Court looks at all the legal impacts of ACTA, and releases an opinion that tells the truth about ACTA's attack on our rights. Sign the urgent petition to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to call on the Court to tell the whole truth!"~
Here is our next move to insure our chances:
Sign the petion and make sure your voice it hear!! We can DO thi
Recent censorship bills violate the ICCPRSOPA/PIPA/ACTA and the all of the rest of the censorship bills violate international law.Recent censorship bills violate the ICCPR3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Article 19(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: "Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice."
The censorship law that have been being made these past months violate this law that has been ratified by almost every country in the world including the USA and Europe.
THe NDAA in the US violates Arcticle 14(2) and Article 6 of the ICCPR:
Article 14(2): "Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall have the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law."
Article 6(1): "Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life."&
Information on ACTA, TPPA and NDAA + protest linksTaken from :iconXarti: http://xarti.deviantart.com/journal/It-s-The-Season-of-Petitioning-Protests-283474190Information on ACTA, TPPA and NDAA + protest links4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, though I'm a bit shy in posting this (I don't know if I am good explaining or wording this).
Here's my reasons why I don't support ACTA.
For a bill that's suppose to prevent piracy, here's what it will do:
Destroy freedom of speech - Especially on the internet.
Under ACTA, the government and the elite will censor what they considered as 'Copywrite Infringement.' By shutting down sites. They will have control over the information and we would be in the dark(The government has been meaning ), this would effect news sites and information sites as well, since they can't spread and/or report. Our blogs and online journals will be censored as well. All of this goes against America's Constitution of Freedom of Speech amendment.
Stifle trade, especially of generic medicines -
In seeking on how to protect brands from piracy under the name of patenting, ACTA will halt gen
Amend Congress 'Anti-Protest Bill'In March, Congress passed a bill making public protesting in the vicinity of Secret Service agents a felony. This tramples on our constitutional right to free speech as well as our right to peaceably assemble, but because of all the focus on ACTA and other outrageous cybersecurity bills, the "Anti-Protest Bill"(H.R. 347) didn't get any media attention. Now, though, it is finally coming to light, and Watchdog.net has started a petition to amend H.R. 347 to ensure that peaceful protests cannot be criminalized. Please click here to sign: http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/963?l=79459.P2f5aGAmend Congress 'Anti-Protest Bill'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CISPA - A new threat to freedom of information!There is another Internet security bill which has been proposed in place of SOPA and PIPA - our latest enemy is CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act; H.R. 3523). There is a link at the end of this entry which provides detailed information about CISPA, but for the sake of simplicity, here is what you really need to know: CISPA is a legal trap. You know those business contracts which use broad terms and never really define their parameters, therefore allowing lawyers to distort the meanings easily in court to get their way in a variety of situations? That's what CISPA is. It doesn't directly threaten civil liberties, but rather, throws the door wide open for government officials to do so at a later time.CISPA - A new threat to freedom of information!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please sign this petition asking Congress to oppose CISPA: http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_cispa/?twi
Americans can also write to or call their Senators and Representatives and ask them to oppose CISPA. When doing so, keep your speech short and to the point: For examp
'TIME TO ACT(A)'An astoundingly well-written piece from Westwood Studios, modified to relevance. Modified parts are asterisked.'TIME TO ACT(A)'4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Original Title: Time to Act
Working Title: Time to ACT(A)
With the unstoppable growth of *the Internet* across the Globe, most of it occurring *among peoples* friendly to the *causes of the Resistancelife, liberty, love, and the pursuit of happiness*our time has come. The vast wealth and resources gained from *the Internet* have given us the ability to come into the open and challenge our antagonists face to face. Across the Globe, *Dictator* and *Resistance* forces now clash in a titanic struggle that will decide the fate of mankind for all time. The *Dictators hide* behind the façade that they are here to help the *copyright owners* in their struggle against those they would name *copyright pirate*. We in the *Resistance* know the truth. Our fight is for all mankind, not for those *wealthy and powerful* few.
Wow, it almost makes the Resis
Declaration of Internet FreedomBig news: ACTA was defeated in Europe! Now several organizations have started the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a proposed bill which will ensure the continued support of innovation and freedom of information. Please click here to sign: https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/internetdeclarationDeclaration of Internet Freedom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those sons of... (UPDATE)Bitches....Those sons of... (UPDATE)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got word from someone DA and the BBC website news, the UK have signed the ACTA bill...
It's NOT over, I will not let them pass this and I hope you won't either! signed, or not sign - it takes a few mouths for a law to get put into action.
Keep signing the petitions people!-
The first one is a site linked to HM Goverment and it only has 5 hundread plus signitures!
Please, sign now!!
HM Goverment: https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20914
New} StopACTA: http://www.stopacta.org/index.php !!!