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From Demand Progress: "Here we go again.

The Obama administration apparently hasn't been paying close attention the past two years. Let's put it plainly: The American people don't want SOPA-style internet censorship. Period.

The Commerce Dept's Internet Policy Task Force has proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted content (aka SOPA Section 201).

Interpreted broadly, this proposal would apply to anyone who uploads a YouTube video of themselves covering a song without permission, a video with copyrighted music playing in the background, even your friend's embarassing karoake performance or your family singing "Happy Birthday To You."
Please sign to the right to tell Obama: no new SOPA-style ban on streaming. " Please sign this petition: act.demandprogress.org/sign/st…

Thanks for the link, Pfaccioxx
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Welcome to #KeepInformationFree!

KeepInformationFree is a global political activist organization dedicated to preserving the individual's right to freedom of information. Many American corporate organizations, including but not limited to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), have been pushing for increased copyright protection of corporate entities at the expense of the individual consumer and freedom of information. We are asking that government entities and corporations charged with providing information to the People of the United States focus on defending the individual's basic human right to freedom of information, against corporations that are pressing for unjust control.


If you believe in the importance of the basic human right to freedom of information, please take the time to sign our petition: www.change.org/petitions/obama…


KeepInformationFree is a global network. We welcome your feedback!

KeepInformationFree's Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/KeepInf…
KeepInformationFree's Twitter: www.twitter.com/KeepInfoFree
KeepInformationFree's Email: KeepInformationFree@activist.com


Actions You Can Take:
1. Invite as many people as you can to KeepInformationFree!

2. Post a message about the importance of our mission in your deviantART journal, on your Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and anywhere else you can think of. Encourage others to support freedom of information. For convenience, I have prepared a pre-written message which you can simply copy and paste:

Freedom of information is vital for the progress of a civilized society! Unfortunately, corporations like the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America want to take it away... That's why KeepInformationFree is asking the government administration and companies that largely influence the flow of information to protect our rights. Please sign this petition to preserve freedom of information: www.change.org/petitions/obama…

Re-post this so as many people know as possible. Blog it, tweet it, email it around. Let's preserve Freedom of Information while we still can!

Please Note: You will need to correct the links when copy and pasting. Otherwise it will say 'link' without actually being a link.

3. Comment on the profiles of members belonging to anti-SOPA-and-PIPA groups here on deviantART. Let people know that corporations are at it again, making money by withholding information that we need to know.. and that we are here to stand in their way. Once again, I've prepared a pre-written comment that can be copy and pasted for convenience:

Please consider signing this petition to preserve freedom of information: www.change.org/petitions/obama…

Freedom of information is a basic human right, and extremely important for the advancement of a civilized society. Don't let corporations take it away!


Here is a quick list of groups whose members will support freedom of information:
Protest-against-SOPA Protest-Against-ACTA OCCUPYart Reboot-Freedom VivaLaInternet Stop-SOPA-Group DeviantsAgainstSOPA ANTI-SOPA-GROUP STUFF-SOPA downwithSOPA Mind-ur-Own-Business Stop-SOPA AntiSOPAandPIPA GROUP-AGAINST-ACTA

4. Call or write letters to Internet Service Providers and ask them not to participate in the RIAA's "Six Strikes Agreement." Explain to them that what they're doing will only make more money for greedy corporations, while doing nothing to protect the rights of the independent worker who created the copyrighted material.

Pre-written letter for Internet Service Providers can be found HERE: keepinformationfree.deviantart…
List of Internet Service Providers and contact information can be found HERE: keepinformationfree.deviantart…

5. E-mail and/or send snail mail letters to any celebrities and major persons involved in political activism, human rights, or anything to do with innovation and technology. For example: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from "Mythbusters", Joe and John DiPrima from "ArcAttack", Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Tim Cook, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, Rush Limbaugh, and many others. If you need help finding the contact information of a particular celebrity, send a Note to Steamstrike with the celebrity's name.

Pre-written letter for celebrities and major persons can be found HERE: keepinformationfree.deviantart…

6. If you are a U.S. citizen: E-mail, fax, send snail mail to, and call the Senators for your state. You can also contact presidential candidates and former politicians.

Pre-written letter for United States Senators can be found HERE: keepinformationfree.deviantart…
Contact information for United States Senators can be found HERE: www.senate.gov/general/contact…

7. Pay for advertisements advocating freedom of information and briefly stating what Internet Service Providers plan to do to take it away. Try to get a group of friends and supporters together and pool money to fund the advertisements.

8. Distribute physical media and coordinate demonstrations. Make posters and fliers advocating freedom of information and get permission to display them in local businesses. Make a banner saying "KEEP INFORMATION FREE" and get two or three friends to stand on a public sidewalk and display it with you.

If you need more information on public demonstrations, contact Steamstrike.

Admins

Founder


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:iconmastermitosi:
MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unslaad krosis. Apologies, but I have lost interest in being a member of this group. Fare well.
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Sparki25 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for asking for my SOPA writeup. You can do anything you want with it: post it in a journal, post it off site, whatever, as long as it has that petition link in it!
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loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Greetings fellow activists, let me just leave this little comment here for people to see, for free.

-Copyright laws are mearly tarrifs that violate captialism free market.
-they exist solely for the sake of creating a monopoly. No other reason.
-I've been a conspiracy theorist for years now, and the events in recent years
fall under my "I told you so doesn't even begin to cover this" catagory.
-I've been a self proclaimed marxist for years now, so of course I support community sharing of anything.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   General Artist
I thought you might be interested in :iconnonetcensorshipplz: as he collect's Anti-Net Censorship groups by joining them, inducing sevrel groups you don't have listed
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leftfordeadfan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
ty for letting em join
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Jax1776 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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This looks like the end of internet freedom, and it begins tomorrow!
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GaussianCat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Who wants to bet that this is going to fail miserably again?
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nanashi89 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
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