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21 October 2015 @ 10:58 pm


It's been a long time coming but I've finally decided to go Friends Only but befriending me isn't going to be all that much harder than it was before. You're just going to have to get to know me a little before I grant you access.

However, I do have standards. If you want to get to know me, leave a message/start a dialog. (I might make a "friending form" for people to fill out at a later date.)

If you do gain/currently have access, consider yourself lucky. I'm trusting you enough to let you in and to keep things between us.

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noirraven
29 April 2012 @ 05:54 pm
Reposting this here since some people at tf_prime are having issues with omgimages.net
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noirraven
13 April 2012 @ 04:07 am
 
 
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Originally posted by dem_legs_fan at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by koukatsukoneko at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by lk737at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012


Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"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:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c

Edit: I'm also going to add that PeerBlock might be another program to look into. You can download it here.

And...

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



 
 
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noirraven
28 February 2012 @ 01:40 am
Sorry for being dead this passed week and a bit.

Would have posted this passed weekend but unfortunately, my laptop got it's lights knocked out by my headphones when I tossed them back onto the desk. XD

Borrowing moms for the time being.
 
 
 
noirraven
16 December 2011 @ 10:00 pm
For now.

According to Demandprogress, [link] the committee was dead set on voting for SOPA but due to all the work from us users, the bills Lead Sponsor saw our concerns and took SOPA off the table before it could be voted upon.

HUZZAH!

However, they want to try again in January and no word has been given on whether it will be any different than what it is now and it's sister-bill, IP Protection Act, is still a threat.

Honestly, the only reason for this bills existence is so current big wigs can continue to live the good life off of our money and so the government can control what we say, see and hear...
This is COMMUNISM people. Stand up for your country and set an example for the world to follow. Oppose this bill and oppose this manner of thinking from corporations and governments alike.
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noirraven
13 December 2011 @ 10:19 pm
Can't you read the title?! Shit's going down THIS THURSDAY!

Unfortunately, as a Canadian, I can do barely nothing but you Americans need to actually EMAIL and CALL your local/congress reps and give them what for! GO TO AMERICANCENSORSHIP.ORG NOW TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE!
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noirraven
21 November 2011 @ 01:50 am
Posting to be part of the plague. However, I think the petitions I linked in my previous post are more useful than a livejournal post.

Originally posted by write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist:



Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

 
 
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noirraven
17 November 2011 @ 11:22 pm
Yesterday, history was made by the amount of users posting online, calling, tweeting and emailing politicians, in protest of the IP Protection/SOPA bill. The numbers were aw inspiring, however, there's still a very large chance that we could still lose.

Despite our numbers and the fact that the bill was shot down yesterday, Hollywood + Government agencies has a lot more people in support of this bill and the bill only lost by six votes. That small number, while a victory, is too small of a victory to warrant us to grow calm and slack with fighting.
Even though support is growing, it has stalled quite a bit and our numbers need to keep growing strong. Otherwise, we will be dismissed like children having tantrums.

Sign the petition(s), send the letter (even if you're not American,) and let America know that we will not sit idly as the internet dies, like all previous forms of media before it.

Sites you should visit:
American Censorship
Whitehouse Petition
Fight For the Future
DemandProgress
Save the Internet

IF YOU'RE NOT AMERICAN:
Use the zip code "11111" or "20000" to sign petitions.

And even though they haven't mentioned the above drama, OpenMedia has been fighting a similar battle against Canadian ISPs and the Conservative Party who have been trying to police the Northern Side of the internet, while also price gouging Canadian citizens. They deserve your support as well.
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noirraven
07 August 2011 @ 02:23 am
After stalling for a couple of days, I've finally posted in...



If you enjoy TF Prime and want to find otherfreaks like you, then feel free to join. My post is here.
(I feel so inadequate in comparison to everyone else. XD; )
 
 
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