Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)

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Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea. There should be better ways to deal with mass infringement on the Internet than this. This bill in our view can be seen as a threat to the open Internet itself and this is very hard to digest or support. 

I personally have found information at the EFF and at Public Knowledge to be very helpful in understanding what is at stake.


UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Google. 

spyed sense:

i really need to change my signature.
it's been simmering in lame for way too long.

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FilGee's avatar
I think you need your meds mate. Although very funny to read your comment made me think you had tourettes or something :)

This Bill will probably take away most of my favourite websites and web communitys. I understand that there's a massive amount of copyright infringments online but this is'nt the way to deal with it. No matter what new laws or changes they make people will always find a way around it. First there was Netpumper, Then Bittorrent then Rapidshare. People will find another way. I noticed today that "Filesonic" has implemented a
"You can Only Download It If You Uploaded It" Policy which although is a way of attempting to stop casual filesharing could also mark the beginning of Internet Censoring and takedowns. You and I
(The U.K and The U.S.A) live in a democratic society. We are Not China and we are not Communists.
kadmiel-Dyne's avatar
Not to mention they do not have the power to do this under the constitution. And according to the Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
ViceralKismet's avatar
Wow, way to be wishy washy and noncommittal. The better thing would be to have no comment at all and save yourself some of your community's ire.
enmas's avatar
No, the community does NOT think it's "probably a bad idea".

We think it's about the WORST idea we've ever heard, and it'd be pretty nice if the so-called representative of all of our voices did a little better job of responding to the collective outcry of anger made by our community than the extremely passive "probably a bad idea".

It makes us seem like the geeky, quiet kid in the back of the group murmuring "Hey, hey guys, I don't think this is the best idea" before his friends do something f****** stupid! A a whole, the dA community has come out against this legislation in a huge force! We're not that quiet sad one in the back, we're the loudest of them all, charging into action and doing something to stop these bulls*** bills! And if you're going to presume to be our leader and representative, maybe think about reflecting some of the passion expressed by those you represent, or just go ahead and give the job to someone else, huh?
Noss91's avatar
I second that.
Dragongod957's avatar
They better not take away my FFN. If they do, I will be pissed. And let's assume that I am the extreme opposite of a pacifist.
RobinRings's avatar
Your kidding.
Gee, I was totally looking forward to that bill being passed. But it's probably bad so....
It is far beyond being probably a BAD Idea. To take away freedom in such a way is borderline, if not full blown communistic.
The-Last-Dragon-Kni's avatar
"Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea."

Eh... ... No. We All think its a hoprrible idea
plushtoy2000's avatar
Actually, no. We all think it's a downright shitty idea! I mean, who the hell even came up with it in the first place?! And btw, that was a rhetorical question, so nobody reply to this and say something stupid like, "Congress, you dumbass," because if you do, I will come after you and so help me, I'll **** your *** so that it will have to ******* and ******* eat your *** or maybe your **** and then you'll have to **** sideways! Or write something equally mean as a reply to any reply to this. See ya!
MorphoAdonis's avatar
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bearapod's avatar
I think he is a moron
MorphoAdonis's avatar
The two are certainly not mutually exclusive. ;)
owloftheleaves's avatar
Don't kill DeviantArt. I think I'd die.
Meganthecutegirl1997's avatar
Yep! DeviantArt is back on track! Ring-A-Ding-Ding!
venom129's avatar
im against this bill it will ruin the internet
EpicDaughterOfHecate's avatar
AHHH!!! *runs around freaking out* NO, NO, NOOOOO THIS CAN'T HAPPENNNNN I WILL DIE WITHOUT FANFICTION.NET AND EPUBBUD.COM!!!!!! *curls up and starts to cry*
General-BunnyManson's avatar
I'm a good person, a normal citizen... I dont want to lose my rights with this SOPA...
So a simple proxy server out of the country will defeat it?
Meganthecutegirl1997's avatar
Something's happening: WE'RE IN BIG TROUBLE!
Roaether's avatar
leave the ****** internet alone! we have our rights to this stuff! im leaving the US and moving to canada if it passes.

free the web!
free the web!
free the web!
Calicocreme's avatar
I'm pretty sure SOPA is worldwide. Waaaah!
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