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Seems I Am Not The Only One....
......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.

Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012 With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine. Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent: "We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
Original image and campaign source: reddit.

Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action) And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA.  And tell them why you're buying their products in March.  There are many of them.

And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info  here.  But no matter which,  you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation.  We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.


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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."

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gekizetsu From: gekizetsu Date: January 20th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm in.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 20th, 2012 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
BTW, is is good to see you posting more. So glad the "new" job is holding steady.
digitalwave From: digitalwave Date: January 20th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll repost it, sweetie. We can't usually afford to do much any way but what we would spend I'll gladly wait to do it for something this important. :)
macfraser82 From: macfraser82 Date: January 20th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
We don't know each other but i'm so in *kicks the Media Industry*
sheera_greywolf From: sheera_greywolf Date: January 20th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Got the link from a friend; count me in.
shanaqui From: shanaqui Date: January 20th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just a suggestion: it would be a good idea if the image had alt-text. People with screenreaders will have no idea what this post (and the reposts of it) are about.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 20th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
No idea what alt text is, but it sounds like a good idea.
crayford From: crayford Date: January 20th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Reposted and will join in!
angstytimelord From: angstytimelord Date: January 20th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Found this from a repost in a friend's journal. MOST DEFINITELY IN.

99percentecon From: 99percentecon Date: January 20th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Posted this on my blog - should I credit you?

http://www.the99percenteconomy.com/2012/01/take-part-in-the-black-march-protest-against-internet-censorship/
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 20th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I finally tracked down the image source, so credit it (and the campaign) to reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/SOPA/comments/oo0dx/black_march/
cluegirl From: cluegirl Date: January 20th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to shill this on G+, but linking directly to your journal just displays the adult content warning, and I don't want to take your image without permission granted.

Do you object to this image and boycott call making its way onto G+?
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 20th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
not my image (this may have come from Anonymous although I cannot be certain - it popped up on reddit). So borrow, post to Google+ and credit reddit? I'll see if I can find the original link.
peppervl From: peppervl Date: January 20th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why don't we boycott the companies pushing for.SOPA/PIPA and instead spend our money at places that don't. Not buying for one month will not only not be a huge blip on a mega corporation's radar, but they will then think they're doing right when things bounce back even better in April. Small businesses, however, along with independent presses/studios and actors/authors/musicians/directors who are just getting started will feel this hard.

I'd hate to close down those people while trying to hurt the big guys supporting SOPA/PIPA. That would make us no better than the people who went after Mega Upload and got thousands of legitimate files taken down while trying to stop pirates that have multiple sites.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 20th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is the ETA showing up on your screen? I am trying to reformat the post so it is more readable. Let me know if you cannot see it.
awarrington From: awarrington Date: January 20th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for this - I've put it on my journal.
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franzi1981 From: franzi1981 Date: January 20th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

This.
kerravonsen From: kerravonsen Date: January 20th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here via dragonfly on my flist; I don't live in the USA, so anything I do would be irrelevant.
hamarakissa From: hamarakissa Date: January 21st, 2012 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely going to do this - Thanks!
aiyuuki From: aiyuuki Date: January 21st, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm in,,
gonna repost this in facebook and my college blog,,
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