On January 18th, Deviantart will be closed for 12 hours.
It is one of many websites doing this.
This is to protest the SOPA Bill.
Just letting you know beforehand. Feel free to forward this journal to any people as you want so they know what is going on.
And also this bit as well:
The effect that the SOPA bill could have on the United States and several websites that could be chosen to be blocked is universal.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on the internet censorship bill on Tuesday the 24th, and unless we can find 41 senators to block the vote, it is going to pass. What AmericanCensorship-dot-org is now demanding is for American users to meet with local senators during the January recess and ask them to vote it down.
Spread the word and maybe consult with your local senator alongside possibly thousands of others.
If this is true, save everything into your hard drives, be it drawings or written stories/poetry, your photos and other things that are on your dA Galleries before the 'black out' happens, use every second to save your stuff just in case dA closes indefinitely after this small 12 hour protest.
This is just me speculating the possibility that dA will shut down and your drawings/stories/photos will disappear, I am not sure if this will happen, but it's best to be safe than sorry.
it will be down from 8am to 8pm est time on the 18th.
Repost from =ruricho
More info: [link]