posted on Nov 16, 2011, 07 pm

My Comments:

psudonym, Nov 16, 2011, 07 pm

These things I believe. The internet is only interesting when everyone gets to make or share something on it. Sometimes these things are good, sometimes they are bad, and a lot of the time they're a little stupid. And that's okay, that's the internet. But sharing these little stupid things are what makes it work, and they're what help things grow and expand. They're allowed to grow and become YouTube or Facebook when they were once as tiny as SmackJeeves. It's user content that grow these things, and with user content you take the good with the bad and always with the stupid.

This upcoming legislation, fast tracked for approval just before Congress' Christmas break, is something any small upcoming user focused site should be afraid of. And for a more detailed reason why, I'd urge you to check out this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/

Sign petitions, stay informed, and stay active on this. Follow up by contacting your congressmen and congresswomen, they're more open to hearing your phone calls than you might think. You'll be joining big voices like the mighty Google itself, and smaller voices like mine, in preventing what would be the worst piece of internet legislation in the internet's very young history.

Today was a big start, the next will be just as important.

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psudonym, Nov 19, 2011, 10 am

Apologies, I'm afraid today's (yesterday's) Question Duck is going to be unfashionably late. Again, my apologies.
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Your Comments:

pokesam, Nov 16, 2011, 07 pm

Well we'd all be in deep crap.

Carneeval, Nov 16, 2011, 07 pm

*Hugs Question Duck* I would not want to lose everything that makes the internet great. I already signed two of these but lord...I still can't believe that they're trying to take so much away...

JackOat, Nov 16, 2011, 08 pm

Ugh does that link of yours only let American citizen sign up for it (live in canada fyi).

This Act is ridiculous, for what reason does this sort of law is needed anyway?

ExSxT (Guest), Nov 16, 2011, 11 pm

You raise a very good point, Question Duck.
The bill honestly seems like an attempt to give the MAFIAA the position of lawmaker and law enforcer, a position for which they have regularly shown themselves to be unfit. I seriously do not see any way that it benefits anybody besides them.

Also, I really like the lighting effect; it reminds me of the ending of Don Hertzfeldt's "Rejected," where (spoiler in French) l'univers où les publicités rejetés existent s'effond sur lui-même, détruisant tous les caractères dedans de façon spectaculaire.
Nice touch.

Gunwild (Guest), Nov 17, 2011, 12 am

Someone should cut the tension with a joke about how this Question Duck was really easy to draw.

But not me, because I'm too tense.

UD (Guest), Nov 17, 2011, 05 am

I do remember reading quite a few articles around the net (including on Time) that president Obama has sworn to veto the bill if it ever came to his desk.

Mr.Brickwithfeet, Nov 17, 2011, 08 am

It's America, u losers; people r allowed 2 say whatever they want, but by no means does that make everything they say worth listening 2. This new bill is a complete and blatant violation of the First Amendment (the Amendment that is apparently so simple that NO ONE in politics can figure it out) and should have been knocked down the moment that they even thought about thinking about it.

Lazy-lil-ninja, Nov 17, 2011, 08 am

I sighned it. our countrie's going all to hell.

Korbeh, Nov 17, 2011, 01 pm

America can't do that to the internet because more than Americans use the internet.

Simple as that.

Karadom, Nov 17, 2011, 03 pm

People outside of America need to be worried, too. How many websites do you go to that are based in America?

Dreamslayer (Guest), Nov 18, 2011, 02 am

I think you should add the statement duck aswell. it has that george orwell read about it. its based on the winstons "how many fingers are there?" right?

The_Hankerchief, Nov 18, 2011, 11 pm

Under that legislation, I'd be in deep, deep trouble (one of my characters sings a Creedence song in my comic, and another plays another song on a stereo. And what about the cars they own? Could I get in trouble for that? This concerns me.

UnknownDream, Nov 19, 2011, 10 am


This link let's you sign a petition to stop it

A-273 (Guest), Nov 20, 2011, 05 am

You guys should investigate more, the bill they're proposing is in conflict with some of the base laws of common communication mediums that applies to the internet.

Puppyblogs, Jun 05, 2012, 01 am

I really enjoy how you drew this comic. I know it's old; But it's simply saying how As they both walk away from the light/white. It slowly is encapsulating their world, and they're slowly being censored by this blank. I feel that people don't understand life much anymore to be making laws..

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