I know that I haven't been on in a long time but I just wanted to let you know that I'm rewriting my story. And try to make it sound much better and easier to read without jumping to much. However life keeps getting in the way. If anyone wants...or is still waiting to read it let me know by two ways posting a comment or pm me. Just so I know that some one wants to read it. Either way I am still going to keep working on it. writing helps me keep clam on days when I seem to hate the world...and I don't want to read.
Also can anyone let me know if there is any good stories out there that are good reading? I'm starting to reread some stories but already know what is going to happen. I need new ones to read and they don't have to be on live journal.
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
Crossposted from: http://www.dreamwidth.org/12345.html
To read more about this Bill, there's a full article over on Oh No They Didn't-Political, which can be found here.
If you can, please contact your House Representative. If you don't know their number, there's a page on Tumblr that will connect you to them. There's also a link entitled, "Email them", where you can sign the petition.
DemandProgress.org had a petition going, but they turned it in to Congress yesterday--while standing alongside Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren and Darrell Issa... with well over 500,000 signatures.
This bill is holding hearings today. Do you realize what will happen if this passes? Take a second and think about what this means to you on a national level; on a personal level; on an interpersonal...hell, even in regards to something like a fandom.. This bill is big, guys. :(
Edit 11/16; 5:15PM: If this Bill passes, here are some sites that could potentially be blocked off to the American people:
-The Pirate Bay
-Almost any forum site
...Well, that's nice. :|
If anyone is or was reading my story I'm sorry that it is taking me a long time to update my story. But now it might take longer because I'm having my laptop worked on. I borrow my mom's computer to go on and keep up with my friend page.
I also know that I haven't been posting on sories and or posts on other things but when I found the time I will, if what I have to say isn't already posted.
I hope everyone had a great christmas and I hope everyone has a great new year!