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Stop CISPA by CamiloMM Stop CISPA by CamiloMM
I'm just going to keep this here for historical purpose (this took a bit of time to make!) but you know what, it came out rather lame. Feel free to make a better version from this one's PSD.

And since I do not want it calling attention too much the original gif is here: [link]




So I saw this protest deviation: [link]
(more info there) and, no offense intended, but I don't think it calls attention enough, and some people might not even notice it.

Instead, my concept is to make into a gif that is visible and annoys the onlooker right from the preview. It is made to look good in the preview (here, in the deviation page, dA places it in a background which is hiding the rounded corners :().

If you are worried that this gif is too heavy for some dial-up users, fear not, it is compressed down to tiny 70 KB.

Also, it has been designed so that it scales well to some places where it will be resized to half the size (and still be readable), and its style matches that of deviantART.

Created with Photoshop, gif composed with Ulead GIF Animator, the font used was Ubuntu.

If you are wondering, yes, it took a few hours, mainly because of the favicons. I coded a bash script on Linux to get them, thank you Linux. (The list from Alexa.)

And shame on you Photoshop, for that stupid "Save As" dialog.

Public domain.
The zip contains a PSD that you can edit.
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Toona11 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hello everyone viewing anti NDAA art. An important recent petition just started against NDAA's SEC1021 in the Hedges VS Obama calling upon the higher federal courts to rule this provision UNCONSTITUTIONAL!! Please show your support, sign it and spread the word around about this important petition.

[link]
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Radiant-Bantam Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
have favourited it-am totaly against the destruction of our internet freedom regardless of whether its here [the uk] or elsewhere,as we can bet if it gets in one major country the rest will start putting pressure on for it.

they can disguise it with whatever accronym they want but all seasoned internet users can see the bullshit seeping through. :nod:
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, bulshit has many faces.

But as always, remember one thing: these creeps are very cunning and they always have strategies - try to always think what they could be.
My guess is that they may be making all these wont-pass laws to distract us so they can suddenly lobby for a massive freedom-destruction law set, and people would think "nah... won't pass" but it does.

Ah, politicians and corporations, if they just weren't so greedy.
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice coincidence I've been wondering about SOPA... in Russian it reads almost identical to "ass". :invisible:
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Lol, I think these guys tried to come up with a hateable name (I have a few theories around the idea that they actually aren't trying to make these laws pass right away like so).

Sopa means "soup" in Spanish and Portuguese, "shut up" in Greek and "ass" in Russian now. It's a joke.

Lol, my girlfriend saw me comment and told me I was going to make your two lines into ten. :lmao:

By the way, saving 80+ files in photoshop was... argh.
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
> Lol, my girlfriend saw me comment and told me I was going to make your two lines into ten. :lmao:
She's got the idea precisely :D

> By the way, saving 80+ files in photoshop was... argh
Wha!... wait, till I reply to your e-mail :D
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll just reply a note of yours, but since our threads of conversation branch like trees and multiply like horny rabbits, I'll try not to extend stuff much further.

Yeah, right. Because it's very likely it won't keep spreading :roll:

Just to keep it short, saving every frame in photoshop involved configuring an "action" which saved the file as a .png (without the stupid amnesic "save as" dialog) in a specific location, bind it to a key (F2), and have a program monitor that location by polling it constantly, then renaming to a filename with the smallest number from X upwards that didn't yet exist in another folder. Then make a change, hit F2, repeat. Phew.

All of this because Photoshop is certainly worth a lot of money.
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ProgerXP Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
> and have a program monitor that location by polling it constantly,
Oh my, you've got a serious approach to things. My respect :)
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
> Oh my, you've got a serious approach to things. My respect :)
But, it was either that way or saving 64 files one-by-one.
(Not to mention that getting 64 favicons involving downloading Alexa's list as CVS, and parsing it with a command-line one-liner to wget a favicon, using an undocumented Google API that returned just the favicon...)

But it's always a chance to learn new things!

And by the way, noticed something strange. The GIF was supposed to be faster, but if I kept accelerating it more, it would slow down halfway (it was supposed to start slow and become as fast as it can, 10 ms per frame at the end), but it slowed down halfway in Firefox and Chrome. Go figure.
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Xarti Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
THANKS and I'm faving this.
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for that!

If all of us don't give up, we WILL overcome any stupid law.

Also: [link] (and as a programmer, you can rest assured that there is nothing these guys can come up with that can't be worked around in one way or another, unless they ban encryption which they won't do, and even if they do, steganography to the rescue!)
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, done :)
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CamiloMM Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks goes to all of you :)
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