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No guys really. SIGN THIS PETITION!! This could end roleplaying, fanfictions, fanart, game reviews, you name it! THIS COULD SHUT DOWN TUMBLR!
The petition is found RIGHT HERE
Since no one in this post, or the petition decided to actually explain this one does, I’ll give you the cliffnotes.
Basically, what this allows companies to do is remove websites that have any sort of content on their site without their permission lock, stock, and barrel, and gives them them the right to then sue any and all users of said infringing site with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
What that means is that sites like Deviantart, Tumblr, Fanfiction.net, any site at all, can now be suspended and unable to be accessed without trial.
It also means that if you post a gif of a movie that you don’t own to Tumblr, you can now be fined or face up to five years in prison.
That also goes for fanfiction you might have posted, an rp blog you might have, a sound clip on a youtube video…
If you name it, simply having those things on a websites will have them shut down and removed from the DNS listing BEFORE they have a trial or are notified as to WHY they are being shut down.
Then, while they are shut down, you can be sued for having posted things on that website that you do not technically own.
So if you actually, you know, give a shit about your internet, your gifs, your fanfiction, your rp blogs, or any content that you don’t own.
THEN SIGN THIS.
DON’T JUST SIT BACK AND WAIT AROUND HOPING YOU WON’T BE PAYING THE COURT COSTS WHEN YOU GET SUED BY WARNER BROTHERS FOR POSTING HARRY POTTER GIFS OR DISNEY FOR POSTING FANART OF FROZEN.
THIS IS SERIOUS SHIT PEOPLE.