make plove not warble
- Jun 10, 2010
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I think that cycle is the bane of some of the best writers on this site.
I suppose it can't be avoided. But, my holiday last until the 31st of January so I got plenty of time at the moment. Besides, I need to have something to do, having a holiday is nice and all but not if you don't have something to do.I've been in that boat before
The unfortunate thing is that you improve with criticism, so you'll be uploading chapters that aren't as good as the one's that you can actually write. I ended up spending more time revising my old chapters than writing new ones until I caught up to where I was.
That's actually the reason I've never posted a fic in WW before. xD; I have like four half-completed outlines sitting around and every time I get motivated to finish, I come up with a completely new idea that takes over until I get stuck on it... and then it doesn't stop... ):What even worse is that you start and make good progress on an idea, get stuck, and eventually abandon the fic for a new idea, only for the cycle to begin anew [/guilty]
Educational Film Narrator Guy said:The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act.
The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, the court order could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for 10 such infringements within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.
Proponents of the bill say it protects the intellectual property market and corresponding industry, jobs and revenue, and is necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws especially against foreign websites. They cite examples such as Google's $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for its role in a scheme to target U.S. consumers with ads to buy illegal prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies.
Opponents say that it violates the First Amendment, is Internet censorship, will cripple the Internet,and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.Opponents have initiated a number of protest actions, including petition drives, boycotts of companies that support the legislation, and even proposed service blackouts by major Internet companies scheduled to coincide with the next Congressional hearing on the matter.
The thing about that is, in the US, the artists themselves don't get the money from their record sales. The recording companies do, so piracy really does a lot less damage to the artists themselves than most people think.Bleh, I support the idea behind SOPA (as a musician, piracy is crippling when it comes to making money), but they're going about it all wrong. There is simply too much content on the internet that could be considered copyrighted, everything except search engines would be censured in days, and those would be quick to follow