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vondell-swain:

FOR ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, WRITERS, AND CONTENT CREATORS, RE: PROTECT-IP/SOPA ACT

If you’re an artist, musician, writer, or any other sort of internet-based content creator, this bill [the US Congress PROTECT-IP bill, described in detail here] applies directly to YOU. 

The PROTECT-IP act would censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity” (read: copyright). The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites— they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The law could definitely pass, but it’s close.

  • Artists (musicians, actors, writers, media-makers, etc) need to speak out against the law. Your statement is powerful because the corporate music and film lobbies push these laws in your name.
  • The copyright lobby say that this bill is written in your name to protect “creativity”. If you’re an artist that believes the government and corporations should not have the power to censor the internet in your name, you need to sign.
SIGN HERE

(HERE is the main petition for everybody, artists and non-artists alike)

This is relevant to anyone reading this. 

This is important. 

(Source: itsvondell)

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