...SOPA is NOT, repeat, NOT coming back.
Read this article. Just because a report was published last month does NOT mean SOPA is back.
Don't believe the hype.
Also, where in the report that says that DA will be shut down? NOWHERE! That is more scare tactics. I believe in Internet Freedom and I believe in protecting copyright, but using scare tactics and and unproven rumors just kills your argument.
And for the record, FAN ART, FAN FICS, FAN FILMS, AND OTHER FAN STUFF WILL NOT BE OUTLAWED, NOR DEVIANTART WILL BE SHUT DOWN! Those are JUST FALSE RUMORS that are being spread by people who do not read full texts, or that are ignorant on copyright law.
A link to the report is on the article I provided. And on a personal note, as a future creator of comics, film, TV and other stuffage, I for one am part of the INDEPENDENT media circut. Piracy EFFECTS EVERYONE, not just A-List celebs, mega corporations, and big blockbusters, but for the Independent studios, filmmakers, artists, writers, musicians, and game makers. Not everyone is part of the Hollywood or RIAA machine you know.
I am just a regular guy who is trying to prevent mass hysteria from spreading.
That is all.
Read this journal entry before going into mass hysteria mode.