| 01-18-2012, 03:33 PM || #13 |
Join Date: Sep 2007
| | Re: Option to close opposing message
I'm sorry the banner blocked out is bothering some of you. We will (hopefully) have many more days past this to enjoy the beauty of the banner. Unfortunately, these bills have some serious implications for fan sites, wikis, forums, and even the beautiful banner that was created.
We generally do not allow political discussions, so I hope that members treat the fact it is (somewhat) allowed on this issue with respect. There is no need to call names, etc. The Copyright laws of many countries should be reviewed, and I can say that I personally do not support pirating any content. But this is not the proper way to tackle the issue, there are too many innocent people and websites that could face serious charges, and censorship, as a result of these bills passing.
It won't target nations outside of the US directly, but it can effect how you enjoy things. I do not know about all of you, but I use the internet in every aspect of my daily life now. I use it to educate myself, for work, for community, and to stay in touch with family members I see maybe once a year.
If you do not know what it is about, I would strongly urge you to take a look. Even if you do not live in the United States it will effect how you can use and enjoy many of the websites you inhabit daily, including WI. Please do not be frightened, but we should all learn more and educate ourselves on how it would effect the Internet. Especially if it is something you love, and are passionate about, which I have a feeling many of you are.
Again, I am sorry that it may upset some of you, honestly that is never the goal. Due to the way that this may effect WI, it is something that we felt was needed to be addressed a little bit. Thank you for learning, for speaking up on behalf of our community, and for being as awesome as you all are daily!
PS. Sorry I got a little wordy, but I care very much about my internet & WI.
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