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ultimancomics



Joined: 01 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Sopa/Pipa Blackout Reply with quote

Even though it's an update day, ULTI-MAN - and my main tumblr, BECKMANIMATION MINI are blacked out for the rest of the day. Sopa is gone, but Pipa is still trying.
If anything like this were to pass, it would probably be illegal for me to make the ultimate man comics, because he is obviously a derivative of Ultraman.

My comic is hosted on tumblr, and today they are giving the option to black out your tumblr today. It's very easy to do, and if any of you have a tumblr I suggest you do the same. It's only for 24 hours.
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n9uxu



Joined: 28 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed. I went ahead and blocked out both Slightly Off-Topic and Saggy Man Breasts, and I'm sure at least 6 people will be inconvenienced enough by it to post a note to their senator...
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ultimancomics



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If ultimate man is that derivative, it's already illegal for you to make it.


Ultimate man is not so much derivative as it is an homage/parody type character.
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JakobVirgil



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am out today but I did double post yesterday
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if SOPA and PIPA are meant ultimately as serious legislation or merely as a scare tactic. Whether it passes or not, people will now think twice about doing anything that SOPA and PIPA would consider "infringement" just in case it does pass someday. Sometimes merely talking about a potential law can provide more psychological advantages than actually passing it. The internet has changed, though slightly, simply because this was discussed and hyped so much. It may not be a law, but it's very likely already altering the behavior of many people.
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ultimancomics



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an email from one of the petitions that went around earlier today stating that both SOPA and PIPA were dropped. Hooray for the internet!
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Snotnarok



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely blacking out my site wouldn't have reached many at all, I went for the black bar across your sites header that links to the petition site.
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