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dramaturgca
Jan. 18th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
Thank you.
alicia_stardust
Jan. 18th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
Seconding that. Thank you.
the_leh
Jan. 18th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I already signed the online petitions. I'm pretty pissed off. I really wish there was some kind of protest going on here in California....you'd think there would be, since I live right next to the state's capital (Sacramento...though I'm sure you knew that since you're in LA). I'd totally go to a real, live protest but I haven't seen any links about such things and I'm not surprised.

Internet stuff is often less "important" to protesters, I guess because we're spread all over the world and sometimes it can be hard to get enough people together in one area over an online issue? I know that was the case when I personally organized a nurse-in at the Live Journal Headquarters (then in San Francisco, when they were owned by Six Apart, before they were sold to the russians). This was over the fact that they were banning any icon that showed nipples -including artistic photos such as paintings, and nursing photos that showed areola. EVEN THOUGH the FCC regulations have ZERO rules for breastfeeding-specific photographs or imagery. It's totes legal to show it. But they wouldn't, and the CEO dude I met (whose name I now forget) who was freaking MARRIED WITH KIDS, whom I nursed my then-six week old in front of the whole meeting (lmao!), totes never said why. I'm guessing they just didn't want to piss people off. It's really just about the money, always. Stupid.

This was a huge deal to the breastfeeding communities at the time (2006) which I was a member of. But of course, the protest (which had maybe 7 people total, including myself), did nothing and accomplished nothing other than a tiny blip in the news of valleywag.org which was some tech blog website thing. Thankfully, when Live Journal was sold to the Russian company that owns it now, nipples were allowed.

Anyway, I digress. I really hope this SOPA shit gets worked out. I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT WIKI OMFG. Freedom of speech my ass. I'm so fucking HAPPY to be an American right now /sarcasm.
ttlarue
Jan. 19th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Freedom
I have already contacted my local representatives to vote against this ridiculous proposed legislation. I encourage all to do the same
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