Heyyyy guys!! Wanted to stop by and say hi as I always do
This visit has a specific purpose though. Does everyone know what SOPA and PIPA are? Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act. If these are passed there will be no more fanfiction.
It would become illegal for sites to carry copyrighted material without official approval of the owner. Fanfiction.net would be shut down, Twilighted.net would be shut down. Any blogging or livejournal account where ff authors keep their works (like Gin and Ang) would be deleted by the host due to these laws. Not only fanfiction but "covers" of our favorite songs, fandom "music videos" and "fan made trailers" on youtube, or the fan made posters put on deviant art. The message boards we use right now, phpbb, will need to follow this rules also and it could lead to all MBs being censored also. And this isn't just "oh its already illegal to download music and movie." This is "you will be put on trial and/or sued" type of illegal.
If you're still confused:http://vimeo.com/34452294http://vimeo.com/31100268
If you aren't sure how serious this is. Wikipedia and craiglist found it important enough to go black for the entire day. Sign the petitions. Pass the videos along.
Wish I had a happier post to make, but this is very important!