Hey guys, this urgent and I feel that everyone needs to know what's going on.
SOPA is slowly coming back and is in ranks of possibly being passed. I got word from a fellow fanfic writer who heard from many others about this. This bill is a threat to us who use the internet.
Our freedom to write fanfiction, post videos on YouTube or do artwork here with things like Video Game run-throughs, posting videos of song lyrics or singing a song from your favourite artist, will be taken away and taken as "copyrighted."
We would be forced to stop drawing pictures, writing fanfiction and posting videos if this bill is passed for many reasons. The use of characters from anything whether anime (Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail, Etc,) or books (Harry Potter, Twilight, etc) or of anything that isn't our own.
If this bill is passed then anyone violating the terms of the SOPA bill, like us deviant artists for example, will be charted off to a maximum state prison for drawing with these characters.
Artists or writers who do anything that is fairly similar to characters from another will be arrested and confined for using a character that is not your own.
This is a serious manner matter for all of us. This effects all of us whether we know it or not. I am sure that some of you may not believe me or what I have to say and I can understand that. I would rather not believe it myself but the links below will provide information of the SOPA bill possible passing. If you remove the spaces then it should bring you to said website.
: / www . huffingtonpost 2013/08/07/unauthorized-streaming-felony_n_3720479 . html
: / www . washingtonpost blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/05/sopa-died-in-2012-b ut-obama-administration-wants-to-revive-part-of-it /
: / www . techdirt articles/20130805/12472124074/administration-cant- let-go-wants-to-bring-back-felony-streaming-provis ions-sopa . shtml
: / www . youtube watch?v=1fTt4K4Cae4
We aren't powerless in this people. We can fight for our freedom. We can stop SOPA before it stops us. This doesn't just affect Americans, no, this is a global problem that all of us, all around the world can fix. If we spread the word and stick together than we can once again stop the bill from being passed.
For our freedom of speech, for our freedom to draw and inspire, to read what others have to offer; that is what we have at stake for if this bill is to be passed.
Freedom to sing a song that we love from our favourite artists and post it on the internet for the world to see, to help others get through a tough level in a game with a walk-through, to help others learn the lyrics to a song by making a video with the words, anything of this nature that is considered "copyright" will be taken, our privileges gone.
We aren't making money from this; we are just expressing ourselves for our love of anime, books, video-games, etc. Whether we read for entertainment, whether we write from creative charisma, whether we support the fandom, all of these things and more are that we do, is at stake.
Please, help spread the word of the SOPA bill and help us continue to be free on the internet. We stopped it before and we can stop it again. Let's do everything we can, to put an end to SOPA and hopefully this time, once and for all.
Rewrite this and post for everyone else to see so we can stop SOPA!
I wanted to let you all guys to know about this, because I know we can stick together and fight as one. I hope you can tell everyone and we can fight together to stop this menace. It's up to us, please help us to stop this. We can stop this again if we fight together. FIGHT!