lilyginny27: (Arthur OMG THIS SUCKS)
I'll probably keep posting publicly on why this is a Bad Move if they go through with this. Everyone who isn't a U.S. citizen, please be aware this will probably fuck you over, too, if they get away with it. ~ De

Originally posted by [ profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 

Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

Read this analysis from

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

lilyginny27: (Luke)
Because my community rocks. :D

Here's a photo of one of the downed trees from last weeks storm. I now have a portion of it on my deck that I am using as a stool come flower pot holder thing. I know, kinda white trashy, but I don't care. It's still my house, I can do what I want. :D

Good photos of my garden are coming soon.  To give you an idea of before/after, here's a photo (stolen from Hubs Facebook of what the garden looked like right after we got the beds completely made and just planted everything. You can kinda sorta see the cages and trellis if you know where to look for them, but that's about it. Most of the plants were just little baby seeds at this point.  You can also see the beginning milkweed plants coming in on the far side. We has butterfly's and don't want to take away their food source.  The far right of the garden is transplanted lily's, a rose bush, and hollyhocks. One of the lily's just started blooming yesterday so I'll try and get pics tonight. It's gorgeous! Next year we're going to move all of them out of the garden and in to other beds we just made this summer. I'm excited. :)


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