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19 February 2013 @ 06:15 pm

Anyway, I'm mostly over on tumblr these days; I'm theteratophile there. jumpthesnark on tumblr is NOT ME. I REPEAT: NOT ME. You want theteratophile.

ALSO! Me and swear_jar wrote Dredd fanfic! CLICK HERE. It features Dredd and Anderson being bros, and also our slightly warped sense of humour. Gen, rated T for corpses, canon-typical violence, and Anderson's potty mouth.
Originally posted by lunalelle at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 1, 2012
I hate the world. I am totally about the Internet being the real free world, and this will basically stifle Free Use.

Originally posted by lightpoint at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 1, 2012
Originally posted by lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 1, 2012

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 1, 2012

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th

Pass it on, people.
02 May 2012 @ 05:35 pm
Originally posted by cupcake_goth at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by maschalismos at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by kita0610 at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by boosette at Livejournal, come on.
Point of reference, this is IMO something I think is worth getting upset over, rather than silly design changes.

Originally posted by marguerite_26 at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by jennybliss at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by tralfamadore at Livejournal, come on.
Originally posted by zeitgeistic at Livejournal, come on.
Alright, I am not drunk enough to deal with this, so I'm just going to put out this PSA:

Livejournal Scrapbook is going away. Your 10GB of Paid Member space is now 2GB. If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation.

+ You will no longer have access to your Scrapbook once this goes live.
+ Your images will redirect, but the URL will be different.
+ Unable to tell what will happen to any photos you have that put you over the 2GB limit.
+ Back up your Scrapbook just in case.
+ If you want your photos transferred over now instead of waiting, let them know here.

13 April 2012 @ 05:23 pm
Originally posted by apiphile at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by alizarin_nyc at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by dameruth at It Never Ends...
Originally posted by jjpor at It Never Ends...
Originally posted by abbyromanaat Signal Boost
Originally posted by clocketpatchat Signal Boost
Originally posted by calliopes_penat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] spikedluv at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] velvetwhip at CISPA is the new SOPA

Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

24 January 2012 @ 08:01 am
Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

02 January 2012 @ 11:31 am
Del's doing another charity anthology! I was lucky enough to be published in one of hers in 2010 and will definitely be submitting something for this one too, if I can juat make my writerbrain work. Hmm.

05 September 2011 @ 07:10 pm
You are so AWESOME. You are all wicked frickin' stunning and I love you. I am 25% of the way to affording textbooks on donations alone! AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS.

So to make a long story short, I don't have a reliable internet connection in my new home yet; I'm posting this thanks to the powers of nearby unsecured networks a magical wombat named Algernon. As it is, if I can't get online in time to declare an auction closed and by some mischance it receives bids after the noted closing time I will disregard them and choose the highest bid that came in under the deadline. Unless you bid like a hundred bucks or something, I guess.

On the subject of bidding: Lot 1 has been extended, Lots 2-4 are closed and have been sold, and Lot 5 (the super pretty velvet jacket) closes in just under 14 hours. The other lots still have a couple days left. I'll be putting some more things up this weekend, when (hopefully) things will have settled down a little.

I'd also like to give a quick shoutout to my BFF whiskyrunner, who has been incredibly supportive of late and has pimped this comm all over the place. Thanks babe, you rock hardcore. <3
03 September 2011 @ 10:47 am
So a couple of people have friended me lately and idk if they're spambots or just interested in the public stuff here or what... but I feel the need to make this clear: I do not speak Russian and I cannot read Cyrillic. Not even a little bit. So if you want access to my flocked posts, that's okay and I'm probably going to be fine with friending you, but you need to leave a comment in English so I know you're not just going to try to sell me Viagra or whatever once I friend you back, 'kay?

PS: All of my entries are in English, and I am terrible at being multilingual. I'm really sorry about that!