If this bill - which, as many of you know has already been proposed in the previous years - goes through, we may all say: GOODBYE to FANART
GOODBYE to FAN FICTION
GOODBYE to FAN VIDS
GOODBYE to FANDOMS
GOODBYE as in deleted, eradicated, purged, gone.
We have only 1 DAY LEFT
to sign the petition and make sure we can go on living and expressing our minds through our passion. It is URGENT!petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit… --- How does that affect me if I don't live in the U.S.?
Most major servers - deviantART, fanfiction.net, archiveofourown.org, tumblr.com, etc. are located in the United States and hence fall under U.S. jurisdiction. If you have your art uploaded to them, it will be deleted
. --- What about other servers?
Think news. Even if not immediately, other countries will still follow suit - especially those working closely with America. Bear in mind that we are talking Internet, which means, everything is happening in secret and underhandedly. Regulations concerning the Internet are instantaneous and immediate, i.e. they don't require long debate periods or procedures necessary for even the mildest political issue. Once issued, the impact of SOPA will be immediate. And Europe, Australia and a lot more will follow shortly. --- What else can I do?
Share! Repost! Spread the word! Facebook! Tweet! Tumble! Get the word out!
Let's make sure we can continue paying our tributes to the wonderful world of fandoms!
Let's do this! petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit…
***Original text by raccooncitizen.