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KlonoaPrower

SOPA Needs to Die!

So...for any American gamers keeping up with the news, there's a new law that trying to be fast tracked through Congress called the  Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Ideally, this law would be used to allow corporations to protect some of their assets online by blocking IP addresses that host illegal and pirated content. This, however, is a huge facade as the law itself could bring the very fabric of the internet in jeopardy.

What this law basically implies is that any copyrighted material would be up for scrutiny online. This includes things, such as a popular song in the back of the youtube video you posted. Playing a movie clip over a stream. Or, hell, even streaming a song would be considered not only illegal, but a felony in the United States. You would be able to be fined huge amounts of money and possibly even go to jail for 5 years. And it doesn't end there. Fan Artwork, any Rule 64 images... all of that would completely disappear. I know a few of you overseas people think that this might not affect you, but FA, SF, IB, and DA would all cease to exist if this law goes through. I know it sounds like I'm preaching "The End of the World" on the street, but I assure you that my fears are valid.

If you are concerned about something like this happening and are looking for a way to stop it, I'm urging you to head to http://americancensorship.org/ to see what you can do to help out. If you don't live in America, please repost or tell this to your friends so that we can lend more support behind the destruction of this joke of a law.
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Added: 7 years ago
 
werewolfl
7 years ago
i will spread the word
Atlasfield
6 years, 8 months ago
I hear something about a new project called CISPA. D:
KlonoaPrower
6 years, 8 months ago
Alas, this is something that will never really die...
Atlasfield
6 years, 8 months ago
Indeed... well we have a "sollution"... drop a bomb, and you kill 2 birds in 1 shot. x3
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