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Funny, how I only come online when something big is happening. This time, it's the ACTA - Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

You don't know what that is? Remember SOPA? PIPA? It's their brother.
In short - end of fanfiction, icons, fansubbing, fanart, and just about anything fun about fandom. And that's only the half of it. Have you noticed how Youtube has certain videos blocked in certain countries? That's only the start of ACTA being effected. The video below gives a great example of how it would look once enforced.



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Here's a page with more info: http://www.stopacta.info/

And a petition to sign: http://www.petitiononline.com/stopacta/petition.html


And finally, a very active way to show your stance on it.



Transcript:

BLACK MARCH
Thursday, March 1st 2012 to Saturday 31st March 2012

With the continuing campaigns for Internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites such as Megaupload under allegations of ‘piracy’ and ‘conspiracy’ the time has come to take a stand against music, film and media companies’ lobbyists.

The only way is to hit them where it truly hurts.
Their profit margins.

March 2012 is the end of the 1st quarter in economic reports worldwide.

Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy, Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.

Wait the 4 weeks to buy them in April: see the film later, etc. Holding out for just 4 weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media and entertainment companies’ profits for the 1st quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments worldwide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes.
This action can give a statement of intent:

”We will not tolerate the Media Industries’ lobbying for legistation which will censor the internet.”

From: http://barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark.tumblr.com/post/16136393382/black-march-thursday-march-1st-2012-to-saturday

Reblog, retweet, get the word out.

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I am taking part in the Black March. Which will be tough because I'll be missing out on the new Supernatural Season 7 episodes, which I can only watch online or by downloading them. And I hear that the Hunger Games movie is coming out on March 23. I bet there will be books and CDs that you'll want to buy. Don't. For one month, don't. Wait till April and then go crazy.
Let's make our voice count.

Date: 2012-01-30 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denshi-no-ultra.livejournal.com
Black March sounds like a good idea, but I wonder if they will get enough people to make a difference...

Date: 2012-01-31 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightrobber.livejournal.com
We have an entire month ahead of us. Therefore, we spread the word like crazy. And we keep reminding people of it constantly.

Date: 2012-02-01 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denshi-no-ultra.livejournal.com
But it's going to be pretty tough not to download all the new episodes of the ongoing anime series that I'm following :/

Date: 2012-02-01 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightrobber.livejournal.com
Oh, bb, you're not the only one who'll suffer. ;~; BUT IT'S FOR THE GREATER GOOD!!!

Date: 2012-02-01 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denshi-no-ultra.livejournal.com
I suppose it will be a consolation when I cry myself to sleep because I'm missing the new Gintama episode...

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