This petition is made to stop 'Stop Online Piracy Acts', or SOPA.
First of all, if SOPA goes through with its petition, all fanart, fan clubs, fan sites, fanfics, fan made videos, etc. will be deleted.
However, signing this petition will stop deleting of all these amazing things, including Doctor-Who-Love.
If you are not convinced & don't want to sign the petition, let me explain to you the key points of why this is important, not just to the fans, but to the shows, movies, games, etc. themselves.
- Fanfics, art, clubs, and videos are just more publicity for the main show or movie. They won't kill anyone, they just spread the word, and more people are notified of it & the main entertainment source is positively affected (i.e. money, fame)
- If there was nothing online or public made by fans, even Harry Potter wouldn't be as popular, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter might not even exist. There would be nothing more to the books, maybe the movies wouldn't exist either.
- If deleted, all shows, movies, etc. would be nothing more than just entertainment. You might talk about it with your friends, but other people wouldn't know about these things, resulting in a book not being a bestseller or a movie not winning an award, because not enough people would know about it to be crazy fans like ourselves.
- This could have a chain reaction, and some people would not be on dA, because there wouldn't be as much art, as dA is probably more than 50% fanart. I was actually inspired to become an artist from fanart on the internet, which led me to deviantART itself.
- Merchandise wouldn't sell, going along with the 'chain reaction' thing, because a lot of people would have never heard or seen fan made things on the internet.
I was just informed that the SOPA is not an issue as of now, so please don't be worried. I am truly sorry for the misunderstanding, I just learned about the subject of the SOPA today.