Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Things I love: The Internet

The Internet is my voice. The internet is my escape, my entertainment, my information source, my means of earning money as of right now. The internet has allowed myself and so many others to become self starting entrepreneurs. It has had the power to help people in this hard economic time find a new path.
It has also changed the way we find information and news. And it has changed the way the world connects. If you are a blogger, tweeter, tumblr, or avid fan of the internet and it's content PLEASE educate yourself and sign the Google Petition and take the time to contact your Congress Representatives.
THIS WILL EFFECT US ALL. #savetheinternet
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Just one example of why this SOPA is so scary, according to Mashable:
"For example, if you upload a video to YouTube of you singing a popular song, and that song might sell for $1, and your video gets 2,500 views, you are guilty of felony copyright infringement. Furthermore, you can tack on “willful infringement for commercial gain or valued at more than $1,000.
Felons, huh? Just for posting NOT for making money off it. Now that's scary. Keep Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Arts & Entertainment ALIVE!!
And keep my voice and the voices of many other's (YOUR FAVORITES!) alive!
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More information here & here.
Thank you for your support and I'll be back tomorrow with my Vegas recap.
Missed you guys!!


  1. Such a great and informative post, Amber! I was just talking to my dad about this this morning over to better inform myself and sign what is needed to be signed! Thank you and I look forward to your Vegas recap!

    Liesl :)

  2. Thanks for the informative post! I didnt realize how scary it was!

  3. Love ur blog, Im so glad to see someone posting about SOPA to get the word out!


  4. Thanks for posting about such an important topic!

  5. I just signed! Thanks for sharing this! It is a VERY important issue, especially when blogging is your main source of income! Great post! :)

  6. Horrible example. That actually is copyright infringement. Did you write that song? no. Are you benefitting from it? yes, in the form of traffic to your YouTube video and ads/links you have from there. Is the person who wrote the song getting anything from it? not in your model. How would you feel if someone just copied your blog posts?