I'm reaching out to all of my friends and ask you all to please sign this petition. If you don't know what SOPA/PIPA is please do some research. Make sure you aren't blind sided by what this law is enforcing. Currently with the way SOPA is written it can ultimately be the end of the following.
Kills streaming. If any single streamer plays copyrighted music (or alt tabs into a movie or other owned content) on their stream, there is a significant risk of the entire streaming service being taken down. In some cases, it could even result in criminal penalties for the streamer.
Threatens independent content creation. Services we all use to create and share content, such as YouTube, Reddit, DeviantArt, streaming websites such as Own3d and Twitch, and more would be at risk of shutting down or greatly restricting the scope of legitimate content allowed on their sites.
Attacks our community. Aspects of services such as official forums potentially could be taken down or have their features reduced based on user behavior.
Other harmful effects. SOPA/PIPA undermine established intellectual property legislation like the DMCA, raise serious constitutional free speech issues, and could even compromise the basic security infrastructure of the internet.
So please sign this petition make a difference: www.change.org/petitions/faceb…
You can also write your representatives: action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/ac…