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Attention fellow deviants! SOPA has returned, and dA is at risk of being shut down because of this! This is real, people. People's jobs are at stake. We need 100,000 signatures by September 21st if we want any hope of getting rid of SOPA. Please sign the petition and spread the word. It's urgent!


EDIT: Okay, so may may be overreacting a tad bit. After I first saw this on some other journals, I panicked and wrote this immediately. Since then, I have done some research and found that it is mostly video related. However, I still think that it is a threat to sites that have fan-related materials. After all, the bill did state that websites with infringements would be shut down. So please keep enforcing the petition and spreading the word. We can stop SOPA for good.

UPDATE: WE DID IT!!!!!!! There are 100,686 signatures as of now. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that signed the petition! :glomp:
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pUrpLeICEcrYstaLs Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. And where's the government where we need them? Plus, maybe if they don't want fan art,  it's still gonna be there, like on fb and stuff. Got some very angry people if that happens... 
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.
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pupmomb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Of all the ridiculous things our government tries to do, and does, this is by far the worst thing I've ever heard them try to do! Seriously, going to jail for posting fan art? Really? Grrrrrr....
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pupmomb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Oh all the ridiculous things our government tries to do, and does, this is by far the worst thing I've ever heard them try to do! Seriously, going to jail for posting fan art? Really? If they try this stunt again and it passes, I'll be the first one in chains. Grrrrrr....
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If they arrest one of us, they'll have to arrest all of us. We will stick together and fight the power! Then, when all the prisons are filled with fanartists and the's no room for real criminals, they'll realize how stupid SOPA is.
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pupmomb Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
YES!!!
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Lamia-mhyt-Medea Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Congratulations! But........... euh......... what's SOPA????
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SOPA (the stop online piracy act) is a bill that is trying to make copyright infringement a felony. So if you were to post some fanart or cover a song, for example, you could be sent to jail.
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Lamia-mhyt-Medea Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Wtf... thanks for explaining me :)!!!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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YOUNGFAN196752 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
done
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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YOUNGFAN196752 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
HEY THEY MESS WITH US THEY MESS WITH ALL OF US
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!
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YOUNGFAN196752 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
FIGHT THE POWER
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
STICK IT TO THE MAN!!! :iconyeahplz:
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YOUNGFAN196752 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
we reble poets gotta stick together man=P (Razz)
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah, we do ;P
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Austinbenedict Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
SIGNED!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Austinbenedict Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Anytime, dear. XP
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BEK1995 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Signing it!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Kikiangel2003 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Writer
SOPA?
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SOPA (the stop online piracy act) is a bill that is trying to make copyright infringement a felony. So if you were to post some fanart or cover a song, for example, you could be sent to jail. 
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Kikiangel2003 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Writer
e.e im only ten, excuse my language but BLOODY HELL WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THEM!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know! I mean, we're just paying tribute to the things we love. Why is that a crime?!
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Kikiangel2003 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Writer
Gee thanks Obama >.<eeh ... no 
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pupmomb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Right?!?!?!?!?!
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LitCamAct Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
we're so close! We're going to make it!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Only 30,775 more signatures to go! We can do this!
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Cmurray44 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
I signed it, we need 38,042 more signatures
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Now we only  need 36,661 more! 
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GrimTales29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DONE!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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GrimTales29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do not thank me dear, this is absolutely necessary!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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BlackWidowGirl10 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
PLZ give us updates 
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Right now, we need 48,480 more signatures. We're getting closer!
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DanniDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Signed and I passed it on
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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DanniDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
You are welcome. I won't allow those douche mongers to win without a fight. 
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X-Kel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is some info from www.deviantart.com/journal/SOP…

"SOPA 2013


Bullet; Red This will make you a felon and be sent to jail for copyright because you uploaded copyright material on to YouTube or any other social media.

♦ So to make this simple, you will be a felon for:

› Making fanart
› Covering a song
› Writing fanfiction
› Let's Plays
› A song playing in the background in a video

And from what am hearing, SOPA is not just for US citizens, but anyone who has internet access."

If you ask me this is getting out of hand too quickly. Besides, this goes against the first amendment, Freedom of speech, media and press.


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QueenThranduilinda Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013

Well that's stupid!! :x Most of the people I know on here make fanart and write fanfictions all the time!! We're not doing any harm or anything, we're just trying to express our passion for the things we love! Am I right?

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X-Kel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. This bill won't pass, since we're already half way there. But still I think it's quite stupid. I mean if you think of it, our fan art can be seen as free advertisement to some people to promote said channel/webcomic/anime/ect. Let's just hope this is the last time we have to deal with this mess.
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're exactly right! Showing your love for something shouldn't be copyright infringement. That would be a violation of our freedom of expression. We're just trying to pay tribute to our beloved fandoms!
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QueenThranduilinda Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Exactly!
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BrigadierDarman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I signed it.
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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dtkluvhd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY MOTHER OF SHIT THAT ON ONE LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH GOD!
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